Dick McCormack

‘Error’ in private school rules has some feeling déjà vu

“Those communities are not crazy to think it is part of a philosophical push that has been in the air for some years,” said one lawmaker, harking back to failed legislation on public money for private education.

Democrats sweep Windsor County

Rep. Alison Clarkson, a Woodstock Democrat, moves up to the Senate, winning the seat vacated by John Campbell.

Dick McCormack Receives Endorsement from Bernie Sanders

Dick McCormack Receives Endorsement from Bernie Sanders News Release — McCormack for Senate August 3, 2016 Contact: Dick McCormack Cell: 802-793-6417 [email protected] The McCormack for Senate campaign announced today that they have received the following statement of support from Bernie Sanders: “I have known Dick McCormack for more than 25 years. He is a man […]

Dick McCormack to Seek Re-election to Vermont Senate

News Release — McCormack for Senate May 17, 2016 Contact: Dick McCormack Cell: 802-793-6417 [email protected] Dick McCormack has announced that he will be seeking reelection as State Senator for all Windsor County towns, Londonderry and Mt. Holly. McCormack will be filing petitions to have his name placed on the Democratic Party ballot for the August […]

Marijuana legalization bill heads to Senate floor

The Senate Appropriations Committee narrowly advanced the bill Monday on a vote of 4 to 3.

McCormack says school consolidation not ready for passage

Editor’s note: This article is by Maggie Cassidy of the Valley News, in which it was first published April 25, 2014. Debate over whether to consolidate Vermont’s school districts and school boards appears likely to continue past the current legislative session in the statehouse. Sen. Dick McCormack, D-Windsor, said even if House Bill 883, which […]

Senate OKs child care workers unionization after lengthy debate

Senators spar over whether child care providers are businesses or individuals. Bill advances, 22-8.

Will this be the year for child-care unionization legislation?

Backers in the Senate say they have the votes but Shumlin administration has not budgeted for increased subsidies or negotiation costs.

Child-care workers collective bargaining bill sails through Senate committee

Sen. Dick McCormack, D-Windsor, who chairs the Education Committee, said early education unionization, one of his top priorities this year, has the votes to pass the Senate.

Campbell says he’s learned from his rookie mistakes; With three contenders for pro tem, Senate caucus will likely be rocky

He reached out in a “coming to Jesus moment” to several committee chairs who took a hard look at his deficiencies as the Senate’s leader.

McCormack, Campbell butt heads over childcare worker unionization bill

McCormack said he’s not being unreasonable. It’s the pro tem who is playing procedural shenanigans to avoid a vote on the child-care bill, he said.

After late night histrionics, Senate OKs 53 cent cig hike

The headline today is: Senate approves tax bill, hits smokers with an additional 53 cent tax per pack. How they got there? That’s another story.

Digger Tidbits + video: JFO warns single payer costs could outpace revenues; McCormack supports tax-the-rich bill; Mothers ask for ban of toxic chemicals

Single-payer system would likely save money in the first few years, but over time costs would likely outstrip revenues, according to JFO.