Insiders say Ashe may become the bridge between a Republican governor, a Progressive, Democratic lieutenant governor and a Democratic majority Legislature.
Sen. Claire Ayer lost bid to the top slot and a seat as “third member” of the Committee on Committees.
The Transportation Agency has recommended $2.8 million in reductions after a revenue downgrade.
The House approved a measure Wednesday that would empower law enforcement to use saliva testing for drugs during roadside stops. The provision, which the House added to S.225, a 42-page omnibus bill on motor vehicles, also sets a 0.05 percent limit for blood alcohol content if a driver is found to have a certain threshold […]
Sen. Richard Mazza, D-Colchester, does not believe financial disclosure is necessary for lawmakers.
“We made these appointments through individual conversations with each other over the past few days,” Phil Scott said in a written statement.
The Senate Rules Committee voted 4-1 against reconsidering McAllister’s suspension. Sen. Peg Flory, R-Rutland, was the sole vote in favor.
Recent issuances from Vermont’s government have overridden fiduciary responsibility and due process in favor of special interest campaigns and political gestures.
A letter from three state senators criticizes his push for divestment from fossil fuels and links it to his opposition to the Yankee nuclear plant. The governor’s spokesman contends the senators are “on the wrong side of history.”
A Rules Committee meeting ended abruptly after Sen. Philip Baruth and Sens. John Campbell and Richard Mazza traded accusations.
More Democrats in the Vermont Senate are backing Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott than are publicly supporting Progressive Dean Corren, who also appears on the Democratic ballot. One senator says concern over committee appointments may be preventing some members from choosing.
Senators on conference committee propose changes to point assessment, House members optimistic bill will pass.
A procedural vote has hung up the administration’s initiative to move state construction contracts to federal standards for prevailing wages.
Transportation Secretary says spending $30 million more next year on the state’s transportation needs will help Vermont catch up with disaster repairs following Tropical Storm Irene and other floods.