Vermont legislature

Addison County Chamber of Commerce Holds Legislative Preview Dec. 13

News Release — Addison County Chamber of Commerce Dec. 2, 2016 Contact: Sue Hoxie, President P: 802-388-7951 E: [email protected] Vermont Chamber of Commerce President Featured Speaker Middlebury, Vermont – December 5, 2016 – The Addison County Chamber of Commerce invites its members, non-members and residents to a legislative preview to be held on Tuesday, December […]

House Democrats formally nominate Johnson for Speaker

Rep. Sarah Copeland-Hanzas, who most recently served as Majority Leader and was a frontrunner for the position for months, nominated Johnson.

Secretary Condos Thanks Senator Doyle For His Enduring Public Service

News Release — Secretary of State Jim Condos Dec. 1, 2016 Contact: Liz Ryder, 802-828-2148 Montpelier, VT – Secretary Condos would like to extend his gratitude to Senator Bill Doyle for his years of public service to the state of Vermont. Senator Doyle served the Vermont Legislature for 48 years making him the longest serving […]

Lawmakers urged to find funding for Lake Champlain cleanup

If toxic blue-green algae continues to bloom unabated on the lake, it could hurt the $2.5 billion tourism economy.

House GOP nominates Myers for speaker

Republicans, emboldened by Republican Phil Scott’s easy victory to the office of governor, are hoping for a Myers victory.

Doyle drops recount bid to keep longtime Senate seat

The Washington County Republican said the outcome was unlikely to change. Gov.-elect Phil Scott said the decision “speaks to who he is: a public servant first and a politician second.”

Education board chair hails ‘huge success’ of Act 46

Stephan Morse said the number of study committees and approved mergers shows that the law is a “solution that seems to be working.” He opposes any significant legislative change.

Disagreement during recount gets party leader escorted out

The Vermont GOP’s executive director has expressed frustration over inconsistency in the process. Monday he was removed from the Orange County Courthouse after challenging a clerk, say people who were there.

House Chair to Receive VBSR Legislator of the Year Award

News Release — Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility November 29, 2016 Contact: Daniel Barlow, Public Policy Manager Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility 802-355-7461 (cell), [email protected] Business Group will Honor Rep. Helen Head for Work in 2016 Session Burlington, VT – Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) will honor the chair of a Vermont House committee […]

Rutland County State’s Attorney Mary Howard Retires to Focus on New Role as Lawmaker

News Release — Mary Howard Nov. 28, 2016 Contact: Mary Howard 802-775-1125 Newly Elected Lawmaker Plans for Upcoming Legislative Session Rutland, VT. On the eve of her first trip to the Vermont State House as a newly elected lawmaker, Representative-elect, Mary Howard D-Rutland, announced today that she will retire from the Rutland County State’s Attorneys […]

Rob Roper: Phil Scott’s challenge

In roughly a month, the unstoppable Democratic Legislature will hit the immovable Republican governor.

John Freitag: The opportunity to get it right

We in Vermont have, over the next two years, the opportunity to show how divided government can actually work well in challenging times.

Johnson is last Democrat still standing in speaker’s race

Sarah Copeland Hanzas abandoned her bid after recognizing Mitzi Johnson had more support within the caucus. Democrats meet Saturday to make their choice.

Balint hopes to be Senate majority leader

The one-term senator from Brattleboro says she is intrigued by the role, having had experience facilitating as a teacher, and she’s been approached by some colleagues in the Senate, “some longtime politicians in Vermont” who told her she should consider it.