Sanders rails against Trump, GOP in Springfield

Many Trump supporters, according to Sanders, are working class people who don’t believe in tax breaks for billionaires, or support cuts to Social Security, Medicaid or Medicare.

Recount affirms Pownal Selectboard result

POWNAL — A hand recount Wednesday affirmed the Town Meeting Day victory of veteran Selectboard member Nelson Brownell for another term. The recount was requested by challenger Michael George, who was eight votes behind after the initial count March 7 — 259 to 251. Assistant Town Clerk Julie Weber said the totals after the second […]

Welch: Expedited repeal of Obamacare ‘an unprecedented breach’

U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., says members of Congress did not receive details about the complexities of the plan and no witnesses were called for guidance before two panels passed the American Health Care Act.

Advocates win attention, but no vote yet, for tax return bill

A key committee chair was inundated with postcards advocating that presidential candidates be forced to release the documents. But time is likely to run out for the bill this year.

New Mayor Allaire takes reins in Rutland

“We’re going to move forward. We’re going to do it together,” said the new mayor, who has some appointments to make for key city roles. He wouldn’t say whom he has chosen.

UPDATED: Scott releases plan for ‘expedited’ records disclosure in alleged Jay Peak fraud

Documents will be made public as the discovery phase of the state’s court case moves forward.

Margolis: ‘Affordable’ Vermont? That would be Kentucky

A new data analysis ranks Vermont the 10th “best” state, based largely on some big-ticket items: public safety, health care and education.

Sanders decries sale of rights to Zika vaccine

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is asking the Army not to grant exclusive marketing rights to Sanofi, a Zika vaccine, to a French-based pharmaceutical company. Sanders says the government has invested more than $1 billion in taxpayer dollars for research and development of the drug. In a letter to acting Army Secretary Robert Speer, Sanders decried […]

Sanders makes two day swing through home state of Vermont

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., will host town meetings in Vermont on Thursday and Friday. Sanders is visiting seven towns in southern Vermont, and will hold town meetings in Springfield on Thursday and Randolph Center on Friday. The meetings will focus on the GOP plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act. In a statement, Sanders […]

Amid uncertainty over federal funding, Scott touts senior housing project

President Donald Trump said Monday that the Community Development Block Grant program, which supports housing and other projects in Vermont, will be on the chopping block.

Former Fox News star pitches an end to corporate closed door negotiations over sexual harassment

Fox eventually settled with Gretchen Carlson for $20 million, publicly apologized and pushed out CEO Roger Ailes out. Carlson says a forced arbitration clause prohibited her from speaking out.

Select Board race recount set in Pownal

POWNAL — A recount has been scheduled for Tuesday in the Pownal Select Board contest that saw veteran board member Nelson Brownell narrowly elected to another term by 8 votes. Assistant Town Clerk Julie Weber said the recount was requested by candidate Michael George, a former board member who received 251 votes in the annual […]

Rutland board to see change in leadership

The current president decided to back his challenger after learning that it looked like a tie vote with no clear mechanism for breaking the deadlock.

Plymouth cancels town meeting day vote on Act 46

Plymouth voters were supposed to weigh in on an Act 46 merger vote, but the election was shut down in the early afternoon. Jim Condos, the Secretary of State, says the town will have to hold another vote. “This is an odd situation and one that I cannot remember happening in my time as Secretary […]