Joey Donovan, a longtime Burlington representative, and one-termer Nader Hashim of Dummerston, made their announcements Monday.
An area man has been jailed on dozens of charges related to a three-state stealing spree, but police say drug-related crime continues in the town with the most opioid overdoses in the state.
As Gov. Phil Scott reiterated that he would not be able to support the legislation to tax and regulate pot without warrantless saliva testing, the House rejected an amendment to nix the warrants.
Advocates believe for people to see the true diversity of Vermont — and why that matters in a time of socioeconomic stagnation in the state — they must seek out a true diversity of voices.
Vermont is one of four states to allow legal apprenticeships as an alternative to law school.
Nader Hashim’s stint as both a lawmaker and police officer will come to an end after less than five months after Vermont State Police rejected his residency waiver.
While the state must have a budget and a school funding system, it does not have to have a law requiring a waiting period for buying a pistol, a higher minimum wage or marijuana stores.
The bill has the backing of the attorney general and the ACLU-VT, but the Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs questions the cost.
Officials are asking legislators to pave the way for those with non-violent misdemeanor and felony offenses to seal and expunge their records years after serving their sentences.
Building an 850-bed prison facility in Swanton would allow the state to bring about 230 inmates being held in Mississippi back to Vermont, and retire two aging prison facilities.
This first month in Montpelier has shown me that all legislators want the same thing; we want to see a better Vermont where everyone can be productive and happy.
Some legislators, prosecutors and domestic violence victim advocates support the bill, but the defender general’s office cautioned against ‘importing another state’s criminal justice system.’
Along with criminal justice reform, the Iranian-Egyptian-American hopes to bring awareness to racial justice in Vermont’s nearly all-white Legislature.