Three Rutland County GOP members chase Senate vacancy

A caucus of county Republicans is expected to recommend three names to the governor as nominees for appointment to fill state Sen. Kevin Mullin’s remaining term.

UPDATED: Scott’s fiscal veto message rejected as inadequate

The House clerk said the budget and property tax bill vetoes needed to come in separate letters. Scott’s spokesperson called the rejection “hyper-political.” The clerk’s office later accepted resubmitted versions.

VIDEO: Teachers union seeks to tar Scott over budget standoff

Vermont-NEA President Martha Allen said she feared a government shutdown, although the governor has said: “This isn’t D.C., and I will not shut down state government over this issue.”

Scott touts teacher health plan savings at stop in Dorset

(This story by Greg Sukiennik was published in the Bennington Banner on June 2, 2017.) DORSET — Gov. Phil Scott stopped in Dorset on Friday morning to attend a meet-and-greet organized by state Rep. Linda Joy Sullivan, D-Dorset. The governor, who later visited Bennington to sign legislation addressing PFOA contamination of water supplies, chatted with […]

Douglas decries drift toward partisanship

Citing a few of the Trump administration’s policy decisions, the former governor suggested in his trademark low-key style that perhaps this was not the way to forge bipartisan agreements.

Sanders cracks $1 million mark in income

The figures in his annual Senate financial disclosure dwarf his net income in previous years and show how his newfound political stature has translated into dollars and cents.

Smith: Vermonters could help Democrats find winning strategy

Any future presidential candidate can’t risk alienating potential supporters if national party leaders decide to shun rural areas of the country. Certainly Bernie Sanders understands this.

Americorps scores big federal grant

Vermont’s congressional delegation announced $5 million in grants, with $3 million going to AmeriCorps service work.

Chittenden County prosecutor starting fundraising for 2018 race

As an appointee and political neophyte, Sarah George says she feels a need to start building name recognition and raising money now, more than a year before the primary.

Democrats fuel feud with Scott over teacher health care

Democrats have been using news releases, Facebook, and opinion pages in local newspapers to challenge Gov. Phil Scott.

UPDATED: Sanders cancels St. J Academy graduation speech

The senator cited security meetings and environmental summits in Europe, the headmaster said. Sanders will also be promoting his book in the preceding days. He has recorded remarks for the graduates.

Scott taps Ellis, Kamman for ANR positions

Gov. Phil Scott announced Friday that he has appointed two key environmental bureaucrats to leadership positions at the Agency of Natural Resources. Rebecca Ellis has been named deputy commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation. Ellis previously served as senior counsel for government affairs with the department. Neil Kamman will be the senior policy adviser […]

Scott crashes at Thunder Road

Gov. Phil Scott wiped out in his debut at Thunder Road Sunday, according to a report from WCAX. Scott’s stock car was in the number two position several laps from the finish when he was bumped by another vehicle, scraped a sidewall and was forced off the roadway. While the hood of his car was […]

Chair of Burlington’s Police Commission to step down after a decade of service

BURLINGTON — After a decade of service the chairwoman of the Police Commission is resigning from that position in July, she told her fellow commissioners this week. Sarah Kenney, deputy director of the advocacy group Let’s Grow Kids, said it was a difficult decision, but her work for the commission is taking up a lot […]