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.
What’s on Vermont Town Meeting ballots? Three-quarters of a billion dollars in municipal requests.
Some 75% of the state’s 247 cities and towns are set to return this week to shoulder-to-shoulder decision-making on local spending, leaders, charter changes and, in one case, $60,000 for bear-proof trash cans.
Vermont Democratic Party elects new chair
Glidden said his priorities as chair are fundraising and training candidates and committees, particularly in rural communities, so that they are ready for the 2024 election cycle.
Orange County sheriff’s race to get recount
Orange County Sheriff Bill Bohnyak, trailing in his bid for reelection as county sheriff by less than 1%, is petitioning the court for a recount of the recent election results.
Franklin County elects a sheriff who is facing a criminal charge
John Grismore, who was fired from the Franklin County Sheriff's Office in August after kicking a man in custody, fended off two write-in bids in Tuesday's election, according to unofficial results.
For secretary of state, Vermonters’ options are a top-hatted conspiracy theorist and a veteran lawmaker
Democrat Sarah Copeland Hanzas aims to combat voter cynicism and disengagement, while Republican H. Brooke Paige argues that officials have not sufficiently answered questions about the integrity of the country’s elections.
Liam Madden’s former GOP rival calls for his withdrawal over campaign donation scheme
While the Republican U.S. House candidate has called coverage of his apparent campaign finance violations “Democrat propaganda,” the allegations originated from his former GOP primary opponent Ericka Redic.
Republican seeks the middle’s vote in Bennington-Rutland House district
William Gaoitti, a Republican from Mount Tabor, has sought the support of moderates. He’s facing off against Dorset Democrat Mike Rice, who has made affordability and the climate crisis his key issues.
Lieutenant gubernatorial nominees Joe Benning and David Zuckerman to face off in final VTDigger debate
The event takes place online Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m.
Phil Scott and Brenda Siegel to square off in Burlington at VTDigger’s gubernatorial debate
Siegel and Scott will go head-to-head at Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m. The debate will also be livestreamed on VTDigger.org.
3 Vermont municipalities asked for 2020 election ballots for inspection
The public records requests to inspect the ballots appear to be part of a national movement by election deniers.
In June, Gerald Malloy said he’d back a nationwide abortion ban. Now? He’d ‘have to look at it.’
Republican candidates for Congress find themselves in a general election race in which Democrats are eager to make abortion a top issue. And several GOP nominees, in races across the country, are backpedaling or downplaying their views on reproductive rights.
Vermont’s US House nominees to debate this Thursday at 6 p.m.
Democrat Becca Balint, Republican Liam Madden and Libertarian Ericka Redic will take part in the latest event in the 2022 Digger Debate Series. The forum will take place online and feature questions from VTDigger readers.
5 vie for new Chittenden Southeast Senate district
Five Democrats, including three incumbents, are competing in the Aug. 9 primary election to earn one of three slots on the November ballot.