School district mergers are moving forward at a brisk pace under the law, but the new chair of the Senate Education Committee says school mergers won’t follow unless that’s what local voters want.
Sen. Philip Baruth wants to continue gathering ideas before crafting legislation. The panel has received one lawmaker’s proposal and input from the Vermont School Boards Association.
The sexual harassment rules were updated after former Senator Norm McAllister was accused of criminal sexual assault.
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The Senate majority leader has thrown his support behind Sen. Tim Ashe to be the next Senate President Pro Tempore. Sen. Philip Baruth, D-Chittenden, had been considering running for the top Senate job himself but said Friday he would support Ashe, a Democrat/Progressive, also from Chittenden County. Sen. John Campbell, the current pro tem, is […]
The Senate majority leader has thrown his support behind Sen. Tim Ashe to be the next Senate President Pro Tempore. Sen. Philip Baruth, D-Chittenden, had been considering running for the top Senate job himself but said Friday he would support Ashe, a Democrat/Progressive, also from Chittenden County. Sen. John Campbell, the current president pro tem, […]
“I am shocked at the Senate’s apparent desire not to negotiate our differences, placing monetary value and entrenched methodology differences clearly above the elephant’s and rhino’s impending extinction,” said Rep. Jim McCullough, an ardent supporter of a ban on most sales.
Rep. Donna Sweaney said her Government Operations Committee has a full plate this week and probably wouldn’t be able to do the bill justice. Next week the House will be on the floor every day trying to wrap up business.
Supporters of a stronger ban said an exception written into the Senate version might actually attract illegal sellers to Vermont. Senate leaders say tougher restrictions wouldn’t pass.
Sen. Richard Mazza, D-Colchester, does not believe financial disclosure is necessary for lawmakers.
With Pro Tem John Campbell departing, the jockeying among possible replacements has begun.
The Senate President Pro Tempore said he will be leaving politics to run the Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs after the legislative session is over.
Unlike the last time the Senate Rules Committee met, no fireworks erupted Thursday at a committee hearing focusing on disclosure forms and updating the Senate’s policies on preventing sexual harassment. Last time, there was a blowup between the committee chair, Sen. John Campbell, D-Windsor, and Sen. Philip Baruth, D-Chittenden, over what financial information senators should […]