Government & Politics
In 2020, 50 new grassroots mutual aid groups emerged across Vermont. Since then, many of those networks have lost momentum, due mostly to lack of volunteers, a recent survey by VTDigger found. Others have steadily persisted, responding to ongoing needs for food, shelter and community.
‘Burlington is alive right now’: Democrats expect record turnout Sunday to nominate a mayoral candidate
The three Democrats hoping to become the city’s next mayor have gone to new lengths as they’ve campaigned for the nomination. It’s the first open race in the city since 2012.
The Progressives also finalized a slate of six candidates for City Council.
In an interview with VTDigger on Wednesday afternoon, the independent senator from Vermont said he was opposed to providing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government ‘money with no strings attached.’ Sen. Peter Welch joined the rest of the Democratic caucus in supporting the measure.