Expanding background checks for gun sales isn’t one of those areas, he says, unless it turns out to have majority support, particularly in committee.
Joe Benning yielded the post to Dustin Degree, citing the suspension of Sen. Norm McAllister a year ago as one source of disagreement within the seven-person caucus.
The sexual harassment rules were updated after former Senator Norm McAllister was accused of criminal sexual assault.
The presumed next president pro tempore of the Vermont Senate has picked a lobbyist on progressive health care policies to be his chief of staff. Sen. Tim Ashe, D/P-Chittenden, said he intends to hire Peter Sterling, a longtime single-payer advocate who ran the Dr. Dynasaur 2.0 campaign and lobbied to study the issue during the […]
The incoming president pro tem wants to focus on reducing poverty and getting rid of wasteful spending in the Vermont medical industry. Sen. Tim Ashe replaces outgoing Sen. John Campbell in the leadership post.
Sen. Claire Ayer lost bid to the top slot and a seat as “third member” of the Committee on Committees.
The appointee is sworn in and will sit on the Natural Resources Committee, but a hole remained elsewhere after the panel in charge of assignments said it needed more time to consider options.
In a 20-10 vote, lawmakers voted to suspend Sen. Norm McAllister, R-Franklin, who is accused of sexually assaulting two women.
The senator who has been charged with sexual assault, including allegations he repeatedly raped a young woman who served as his Statehouse intern, continued to deny he had done anything wrong — criminally, morally or ethically. PODCAST
Sen. Jeanette White, a Putney Democrat, says she has been pushing for marijuana-regulation changes not for personal or financial reasons, but because ‘prohibition doesn’t work.’ Legalization, she believes, is the clear next step for Vermont.
The Franklin County senator says constituents plan to sue the state if he is suspended on the grounds that they will not have equal representation in the Senate.
The first few weeks of the legislative session could be consumed by the McAllister resolution to expel the senator, who is accused of sexually assaulting women in his district.
The former U.S. ambassador and United Nations diplomat from Vermont has plenty to say about the plan negotiated by six world powers — but only hints at whether he’ll run for state office in 2016.