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Democrats sweep Windsor County

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

House Republican leader says he’ll block changes to renewable energy siting bill

House minority leader Don Turner says lawmakers should leave the bill as is and override the governor’s veto.

Looming political watershed unmatched in nearly five decades

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.

Adjournment of 2016 Vermont Legislature marks sea change at the Statehouse

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.

Woodstock’s Clarkson running for seat Campbell is leaving

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 […]

Senate panel puts off financial disclosure question

Sen. Richard Mazza, D-Colchester, does not believe financial disclosure is necessary for lawmakers.

Franklin County Republican gets seat on Senate Finance

“We made these appointments through individual conversations with each other over the past few days,” Phil Scott said in a written statement.

Sen. Bray declares intention to seek top post

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 […]

Ashe is a definite, several other likely candidates eye Senate presidency

With Pro Tem John Campbell departing, the jockeying among possible replacements has begun.

Senate President Campbell is not running for re-election

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.

Margolis: Fate of student aid bill leaves powerful impression

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.

Legislative leaders look ahead on session priorities

Budget cuts get bipartisan support in the Senate, while the prospects in the House for legal marijuana aren’t clear.

Senate rejects McAllister’s request to reconsider suspension

The Senate Rules Committee voted 4-1 against reconsidering McAllister’s suspension. Sen. Peg Flory, R-Rutland, was the sole vote in favor.

Updated: Senate OKs marijuana legalization bill

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.