Kevin Mullin

Hospital finishes renovation for psychiatric patients

Rutland Regional Medical Center built 1,880 square feet of space in its emergency department with five rooms for patients in psychiatric crisis who are awaiting placement elsewhere.

UPDATED: Soucy named to Rutland County Senate seat

David Soucy is expected to be sworn into office this week and take part in the veto session set to begin Wednesday. Soucy said he would be supporting the governor’s veto of the state budget.

Smith: Does anyone know where we’re headed on health care?

No one in state government has articulated a clear vision — in understandable terms — for how the challenges are to be met.

Three Rutland County GOP members chase Senate vacancy

A caucus of county Republicans is expected to recommend three names to the governor as nominees for appointment to fill state Sen. Kevin Mullin’s remaining term.

The Deeper Dig: The health care deciders

In this week’s podcast, VTDigger’s Erin Mansfield talks about the Green Mountain Care Board: who its members are, what they do, and how their decisions affect Vermonters.

Scott appoints Mullin to chair Green Mountain Care Board

Scott said he would also appoint Maureen Usifer, the former chief financial officer for Seventh Generation, to the other vacant board position.

Senate passes bill to create public retirement plan

Sen. Kevin Mullin, R-Rutland, said lawmakers are hopeful the plan could be available as early as next year.

Tug-of-war continues over speech professionals’ licensing

The dispute flared up in the waning days of the last legislative session. It has to do with which agency has control over licensing of speech language pathologists, some of whom work in schools.

Senate Finance passes hotel fee over Scott’s veto threat

Sen. Ann Cummings, D-Washington, the chair of the Senate Finance Committee, said her committee passed a $2-per-night fee on hotel stays knowing full well that Gov. Phil Scott would veto it.

Rutland County’s 3 senators returning to Statehouse

Incumbent Sens. Peg Flory, Kevin Mullin and Brian Collamore, all Republicans, were re-elected Tuesday. In the Rutland-Bennington district, incumbent Rep. Robin Chesnut-Tangerman, a Progressive, led Jonas Rosenthal.

Dems try to make gains in Rutland County Senate race

A Democratic wave is much more likely to hit places like Chittenden and Windham County than Rutland County.

Deficit has state taking a hard look at Vermont Life’s support

With the 70-year-old magazine’s cumulative deficit reaching $2.8 million, lawmakers are exploring a financial shake-up. The publication’s champions, however, say it’s worth investing state money because the return is significant.

Lawmakers look to curb state funds for EB-5 program

Agency secretary can’t say how much the Jay Peak developers, who allegedly diverted $200 million in investor funds, owe in fees to the Vermont EB-5 Regional Center.

Can Vermont help the vanishing elephant?

Supporters of a ban on ivory sales in Vermont say it could help end the poaching of elephants in Africa. Critics say the bill goes too far.