Kevin Mullin

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.

Public service chief rebuts claim that department fails ratepayers

The advocacy group AARP says the Department of Public Service is too cozy with the governor and utilities, rather than acting in the interest of ordinary Vermonters.

State Republicans cringe at Trump, but stop short of disavowing him

Trump’s name on the top of the ballot could increase turnout in November. The Republican primary turnout Tuesday brought out roughly 20,000 more Republican voters than the 2008 election.

Three Vermont State Senators Endorse John Kasich for President

February 26, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: [email protected] ENDORSEMENT: Three Vermont State Senators Endorse John Kasich for President Today, three state senators from Vermont—Peg Flory (R-Rutland), Kevin Mullin (R-Rutland), and Rich Westman (R-Lamoille)— endorsed Ohio Gov. John Kasich for President and joined the Kasich for America Leadership Team. “Among all the mudslinging and arguing, one […]

Gruber agrees to take pay cut for single-payer work

The state will make no further payments to Jonathan Gruber, following the recent discovery of controversial remarks by the health care consultant. Gruber’s team will be paid to finish work on a single-payer health care system.

Kevin Mullin & Ann Pugh: Vermont needs an Office of Child Advocate

As members of the Legislative Committee on Child Protection, we have spent the summer and fall hearing from Vermonters from the four corners of the state with concerns about Vermont’s system for protecting our most vulnerable children from abuse and neglect.

Kevin Mullin: A pipeline to a bridge fuel

The discovery of vast gas fields in Pennsylvania over the past decade gives us a rich source for gas less than 400 miles from many points in our state. But moving the gas those 400 miles is a challenge.