Phil Baruth

Voters reject 18 school budgets

Thirty-seven budgets were struck down in 2014 when calls for tax relief hit a fever pitch.

Inside the Golden Bubble: Battle lines drawn over budget

Scott’s education proposal is a problem for Democrats who for years have resisted significant changes in education funding for fear of running afoul of local control and the powerful teachers union.

Baruth: The political art behind Fred Tuttle, the Man with a Plan

On the 20th anniversary of John O’Brien’s classic Vermont film, Sen. Philip Baruth tells the surreal story of Sen. Patrick Leahy’s 1998 race against Tunbridge dairy farmer Fred Tuttle.

No GOP senators from Chittenden County

Democratic incumbents as well as Progressive Rep. Chris Pearson and Debbie Ingram won their bids for Senate seats. In House races, incumbents Paul Dame of Essex and Joanna Cole of Burlington lost their seats.

Patrick Leahy’s Ground-breaking 1974 Campaign Subject of Sam B. Hand Lecture

News Release — Vermont Historical Society and the Center for Research on Vermont Oct. 3, 2016 Contact: Richard Watts [email protected] October 20, 2016 7:00 p.m. Memorial Lounge, Waterman, University of Vermont Sam B. Hand Lecture: The Children’s Crusade: How Patrick Leahy’s 1974 election changed modern campaigns in Vermont In this talk, UVM Professor and Leahy biographer […]

Democrats to push for universal background checks this legislative session

Following the Orlando nightclub shooting in June, the Vermont Democratic Party vowed to fight harder for gun control measures and added the topic to its official party platform.

Professional firefighters endorse candidates in Chittenden County Senate race

The Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont announced on Wednesday endorsed Senate incumbents Tim Ashe, Michael Sirotkin, Phillip Baruth and Ginny Lyons, and newcomer Rep. Chris Pearson in the Chittenden County Democratic primary. The association says the five candidates have backed legislation that has boosted household incomes and public safety. The Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont […]

Minter says gun control is top priority

If elected, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate says she will lead a push to establish universal background checks for all gun sales in Vermont.

Peter Galbraith: The fighting diplomat

The former ambassador and state senator is uncompromisingly progressive.

Baruth endorses Becca Balint

Senate Majority Leader Endorses Becca Balint Vermont Senate Majority Leader Phil Baruth of Chittenden County announced his endorsement for Becca Balint and incumbent Jeanette White for the two State Senate seats in Windham County. Brattleboro, VT August 21, 2014– Chittenden County Democratic Senator and Vermont Senate Majority Leader Phil Baruth announced his endorsement of Becca […]

Sodexo sick days policy under scrutiny

The food service giant’s policy that discourages workers from taking sick days raises concerns about labor practices — and public health.

Labor Dept. finds no fault with Sodexo employee classification changes

Company altering the way it classifies full-time employees to avoid penalties that will come with federal Affordable Care Act. State senator looks to legislative remedy for affected food service workers.

Campbell says he’s learned from his rookie mistakes; With three contenders for pro tem, Senate caucus will likely be rocky

He reached out in a “coming to Jesus moment” to several committee chairs who took a hard look at his deficiencies as the Senate’s leader.