Judge’s ruling keeps McAllister trial on track for July

Norm McAllister

A judge has rejected a defense request for another delay, and former state Sen. Norman McAllister’s sex crimes trial is set for July.

Ashe taps Peter Sterling for chief of staff

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 […]

UPDATED: McAllister Vows to Fight Suspension

Norm McAllister

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

Session preview 2016: For Windham County senator, marijuana is a perennial issue

Jeanette White

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.