End Of Life Initiative Will Get Legislative Attention Again This Week

The debate over whether terminally ill patients should be able to end their lives with prescription drugs will get attention in the state Senate again this week. The bill passed Senate Health and Welfare Committee last week. But it faces a much more skeptical review in the Judiciary Committee, which is scheduled to take testimony [...]

St. Johnsbury Interviewing Town Manager Candidates

By Amy Kolb Noyes St. Johnsbury is looking to hire a town manager. Town Manager Ralph Nelson was fired last April, without any public explanation. Nelson is suing the town for wrongful termination, but the trial has yet to get under way. In September the town hired Assistant Town Manager Dawn McPhee to serve as [...]

Senate Advances Public Union Agency Fees

By John Dillon The Vermont Senate has advanced legislation that requires workers represented by a union to pay mandated fees. Chittenden Democratic Senator Philip Baruth was a lead sponsor of the legislation. He said the fees should be paid whether or not the person chooses to join the union. “What this bill seeks to say [...]