A bill including a series of changes to Vermont’s voting laws advanced in the Senate on Friday, but it looks unlikely to become law until at least January.
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Advocates rally at Statehouse to demand better prison health care
Witnesses incarcerated near David Mitchell at the Springfield prison have said he begged for medical attention on the day he died. Spurred by his death, advocates gathered in Montpelier to highlight the poor conditions in Vermont’s prisons.
Final Reading: Vermont State University faculty and students ask lawmakers to save their libraries, athletics programs
“These decisions about libraries and athletics have caused such a loud response because they cut straight to the heart of student experience and community trust,” Hannah Miller, a professor at Northern Vermont University, told the crowd.
Final Reading: House committee considers nixing ‘fusion candidates,’ citing voter confusion
Leadership from the Vermont GOP and the Vermont Progressive Party testified against the proposed fusion-label ban, arguing that fusion labels give voters helpful information, defining candidates' views within a big-tent party label.
Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman: Vermonters can draw inspiration from the maple tree
The challenge before us is to “tap into” your wealth of hidden resources, your areas of expertise and your reserves and to ”boil your shared ideas down” into solutions that will work for Vermonters.
Final Reading: Legislators try to revive universal health care plan
The bill calls for “incremental implementation of Green Mountain Care” starting with publicly financed primary care in the first year, adding preventative dental and vision in the second, with no deductibles or copayments.
Final Reading: Return of a ritual
State Curator David Schutz is again rearranging and refreshing the art hung on the walls of the Statehouse.
Final Reading: An accusation of retaliation in the Vermont House
Rep. Anne Donahue, R-Northfield, was a vocal opponent of Vermont’s reproductive rights amendment. She believes her advocacy work led to her removal from the House Health Care Committee.
Vermont Senate committees get 3 new chairs
Sens. Kesha Ram Hinsdale, Ruth Hardy and Russ Ingalls were named chairs of standing committees in the upper chamber on Thursday.
Vermont’s statewide executives, including 3 new faces, sworn in to office
Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman, Attorney General Charity Clark, Auditor Doug Hoffer, Secretary of State Sarah Copeland Hanzas and Treasurer Mike Pieciak officially commenced their two-year terms Thursday.
Final Reading: In-person legislating, with an asterisk
A new resolution allows for senators to debate, deliberate and vote remotely on a limited, emergency basis through Town Meeting Day.
VTDigger’s Final Reading newsletter returns for 2023 legislative session
Every day the Legislature is working in Montpelier, we deliver the day’s top political news to your inbox.
What to expect in a historic week in Vermont politics
Federal and state lawmakers will take the oath of office later this week, and Gov. Phil Scott is scheduled to deliver his fourth inaugural address. But the real legislative work won’t start for a few more days.
How Democrats secured a historic majority in the Vermont House
Democrats have never held this many seats in the lower chamber, and no single party has controlled this many districts in the chamber since 1966, according to state records.