Five months ago, lawmakers filed into the Statehouse donning masks, then quickly returned to hybrid legislating. A lot has changed since then.
Things are quickly ending up on the cutting room floor as lawmakers hustle to adjourn.
After months of anticipation and delays, a crowd packed into the Statehouse lobby Thursday to watch the unveiling of a new portrait: Alexander Twilight, the first person of African descent to serve in a state Legislature and to graduate from a U.S. college.
Donovan was elected attorney general in 2016 and previously served as Chittenden County state’s attorney for 10 years.
When Vermont political leaders saw the news that the U.S. Supreme Court was poised to strike down nationwide abortion protections that have stood for nearly five decades, they couldn’t believe it was real.
The governor’s office took the weekly press conference show on the road this week — a field trip, of sorts — to “Vermont’s Largest Job Fair."
Of 278 survey respondents likely to vote in the Democratic primary this August, 28% said they would vote for Senate President Pro Tempore Becca Balint, 21% said they would vote for Lt. Gov. Molly Gray, 19% said they would support state Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale, D-Chittenden, and less than 1% said they would vote for Sianay Chase Clifford.
Lawmakers and anti-hunger advocates gathered on the Statehouse steps Wednesday to rally for universal free meals in K-12 schools.
“Vermont would not be anywhere near what we are today without Senator Leahy,” Gov. Phil Scott said on the House floor.
Becca Balint boasted most cash-on-hand and Molly Gray topped cycle-to-date donations. Friday’s filing deadline marked Vermonters’ first chance to compare House candidates’ campaign finances.
Lt. Gov. Molly Gray in Thursday's candidate debate pushed for mail-in voting for the primary. Senate President Pro Tempore Becca Balint says this is Gray's "newfound passion."
Sen. Becca Balint, Sianay Chase Clifford, Lt. Gov. Molly Gray and Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale faced questions from VTDigger journalists and readers — and their fellow candidates.
If you’ve been following health news lately, you may have noticed that retirement is suddenly in vogue.
Scott reportedly said that, if he decides not to seek reelection, Vermont state government could slip into one-party rule. “There needs to be an adult in the room,” he said.