At her fingertips this biennium will be a historic, veto-proof Democratic House majority. But she will also have to contend with a large crop of rookie lawmakers and tighter budget constraints.
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Molly Gray says she’ll get it done for Vermonters in DC. What has she done so far?
The lieutenant governor has made her experience a central part of her pitch to voters in this year’s Democratic congressional primary. Critics ask what she’s done for Vermont.
Woodstock Democrat Charlie Kimbell to run for lieutenant governor
The opening for lieutenant governor comes as incumbent Lt. Gov. Molly Gray vies for Vermont’s lone seat in the U.S. House.
Balint and Krowinski seek ‘stronger partnership’ between House and Senate
Two months into the legislative session, House Speaker Jill Krowinski and Senate President Pro Tempore Becca Balint have strengthened communications between both chambers and with Republican Gov. Phil Scott as the state deals with the Covid-19 crisis and an ailing economy.
Balint feels the pressure as a historic Senate chief, but looks to focus on coronavirus
Sen. Becca Balint will be sworn in Jan. 6 as the 82nd Senate president pro tempore, the first woman and the first openly gay person to hold the position in Vermont’s history.
Krowinski worked behind the scenes for years; now, she’ll lead the House
Krowinski will be part of a historic all-female leadership team in the Legislature, joining Senate President Pro Tem-elect Becca Balint and Lt. Gov.-elect Molly Gray.
Vermont House drops plan to hold an opening-day session at Barre Auditorium
State representatives will not gather in-person on Jan. 6 and instead will hold a mostly remote opening day of the Legislature.
Johnson loses recount; Krowinski only Dem speaker candidate as Kimbell drops out
House Speaker Mitzi Johnson still trailed her opponent by 23 votes after a recount, and Rep. Jill Krowinski, D-Burlington, is now the only Democrat in the speaker’s race.
Sarah Copeland Hanzas drops bid for House speaker
Rep. Jill Krowinski, D-Burlington, now has an apparent edge in her bid to lead the Statehouse's lower chamber.
Reps. Sibilia, Norris, Pajala & Murphy: The next speaker of the House
We encourage our partisan colleagues to search among their midst for a transparent consensus builder with the wisdom to recognize how important it is for the Legislature to focus deeply on the issues driving inequity in Vermont.
Rising Covid-19 cases dim prospects for in-person Statehouse business
With the increasing infection rate, Vermont lawmakers seem more likely to reconvene virtually, rather than in-person, when the legislative session begins in January.
Will Vermont make this year’s expansion of vote-by-mail permanent?
Some Democrats say they would support permanently expanding the vote-by-mail system. Others say the move could be prohibitively expensive.
Kimbell joins race for House speaker; Browning also considers outside run
Rep. Charlie Kimbell, D-Woodstock, has joined the group of lawmakers seeking to lead the House as speaker. Rep. Cynthia Browning, who lost her independent run for reelection, is also considering a run.
House leaders express interest in run for speaker pending Johnson’s loss
Majority Leader Jill Krowinski and Sarah Copeland Hanzas, chair of the Government Operations Committee, plan to put their names forward if the speaker fails in her recount bid.