Margolis: How to avoid a political hangover

Liquor Control Commissioner Patrick Delaney should have thought before disparaging a product that’s more American than apple pie.

Disagreement brews over police decertification bill

Problem officers can continue to work in law enforcement after on-the-job misconduct.

Lawmakers on a path to early adjournment on May 6

A sure sign of spring in the Statehouse Friday: Vermont Senate committees are shutting down for the year. It’s also a sign that adjournment is not far off. Every year, committees that meet in the morning, which includes policy-focused committees like Judiciary and Agriculture, top holding meetings every year several weeks before the Legislature adjourns. […]

Senate Appropriations differs with House on AHS grants, hotel vouchers

The Senate budget writing committee plans to finalize a spending plan within the next ten days.

House rescinds Scott executive order

The order would have merged the Lottery Commission with the Department of Liquor Control.

Morning Consult: Vermont senators have highest approval rating in the nation

The online pollster gave Republican Gov. Phil Scott Scott a 68 percent rating among Vermonters.

Donovan and Condos: Special interest money could flood local elections

Since the 2010 Citizens United case, reform efforts have “come down to disclosure and transparency,” Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos said.

Former longtime retail lobbyist tapped to fill House opening

Jim Harrison was sworn in Tuesday to replace Job Tate, a Mendon Republican who stepped down last week. Harrison ran the Vermont Retail and Grocers’ Association until the end of last year.

Burlington Republicans pounce on open City Council seat

The party was quick to put forward a candidate in Ward 7 as part of an expected push to increase the GOP profile in the city.

Mendon Rep. Job Tate resigns ahead of deployment

Friday was the last day under the golden dome for Rep. Job Tate, R-Mendon. The second term Republican stepped down effective midnight on Friday ahead of a pending deployment overseas with the U.S. Navy. In a letter of resignation to House Speaker Mitzi Johnson, D-South Hero, Tate wrote that serving in the House has been […]

Vermont legislative session may end early

If the legislative session ends a week early, on May 6, that money could be carried over to the next fiscal year and used to pay for a special session in October.

Public input sought on campaign finance changes

Secretary of State Jim Condos and Attorney General TJ Donovan have announced a slate of public meetings of the Joint Committee on Campaign Finance Education, Compliance and Reform. The meetings will be Tuesday at the Bennington Firehouse; April 25 at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum on Main Street; May 9 at Hartford Town Hall in White […]

Vermont delegation urges caution after Syrian air strikes

Vermont’s three D.C. representatives stopped short of applauding Trump’s military actions, but projected a sense of understanding for their justification. There was, however, an urging of restraint and caution by the president from the delegation.

Senate battle ends, Gorsuch confirmed to Supreme Court

Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., both joined the filibuster of Gorsuch.