Rep. Alison Clarkson, a Woodstock Democrat, moves up to the Senate, winning the seat vacated by John Campbell.
House minority leader Don Turner says lawmakers should leave the bill as is and override the governor’s veto.
It’s been that long since all four top political positions in Vermont last became open at the same time. Former Gov. Phil Hoff remembers what it was like, while current politicians look ahead and wonder what’s to come.
Four men have run the ship of state over the past six years — Gov. Peter Shumlin, Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, Senate President Pro Tem John Campbell and House Speaker Shap Smith — and none of those leaders will be back next year.
Rep. Alison Clarkson, D-Woodstock, says she will run for a Senate seat in Windsor County to replace Senate President Pro Tempore John Campbell, who isn’t seeking re-election to the Legislature. “I have loved serving Plymouth, Reading and Woodstock in the Vermont House of Representatives,” Clarkson said in an announcement Monday. “With my 12 years of […]
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.
A second state senator plans to run for the top leadership post next year. Sen. Christopher Bray, an Addison County Democrat, said Tuesday he would seek the position of Senate president pro tempore for the next legislative session. The current Senate president, John Campbell, has said he will not run for re-election to the Senate […]
With Pro Tem John Campbell departing, the jockeying among possible replacements has begun.
The Senate President Pro Tempore said he will be leaving politics to run the Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs after the legislative session is over.
Four of the six Senate Education Committee members were invited — or perhaps summoned — to a meeting in the office of the Senate president. When it ended, a bill affecting the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. was effectively dead.
Budget cuts get bipartisan support in the Senate, while the prospects in the House for legal marijuana aren’t clear.
The Senate Rules Committee voted 4-1 against reconsidering McAllister’s suspension. Sen. Peg Flory, R-Rutland, was the sole vote in favor.
Lawmakers voted 16 to 13 in favor of the measure, which will legalize purchases of up to 0.5 ounce of marijuana and possession of up to 1 ounce.