lobbying

Dollars tell only part of story of pot legalization advocacy

Many familiar with the efforts say paid lobbying is just one part of a mosaic of initiatives from a variety of players.

School board members form rival lobbying group

Members of the new alliance are frustrated with the Vermont School Boards Association’s stance on the school district consolidation law, Act 46.

Bill would let doctors eat free food at conferences

The Senate Health and Welfare Committee has endorsed a bill designed to allow doctors who go to conferences to eat meals paid for by pharmaceutical companies. The committee voted 5-0 in favor of S.45. The bill now heads to the Senate floor. S.45 updates an existing Vermont law that requires pharmaceutical companies to disclose gifts […]

Vermont-NEA director retiring with pride in teachers, legislators

Joel Cook figures he has testified before lawmakers at least 1,000 times over the years. He cites health care reform and pension funding as key concerns.

Beverage, marijuana sectors spent most on lobbying in biennium

New figures filed with the secretary of state show that various organizations spent a total of more than $7.66 million to hire lobbyists.