Lawmakers Set Expecations For Governor’s Inaugural Address

Gov. Peter Shumlin is about to address a joint session of the Legislature in his second inaugural speech, and members of his administration say he’ll largely focus on the state’s economy, recovery from Tropical Storm Irene and education reform. Meanwhile, legislators are indicating what they hope to hear in the governor’s speech. Sen. Dick McCormack, [...]

Scott Sworn In For Second Term As Lt. Gov.

Lt. Gov. Phil Scott has been sworn for his second two-year, urging lawmakers to focus on the state’s economy. The Berlin Republican is now the lone member of the GOP holding statewide office in Vermont. Scott addressed his colleagues in the Senate Thursday morning, outlining his priorities for the 2013 legislative session, including making the [...]

Vt. House Makes Committee Assignments

No major surprises here. Every committee chair from the last Vermont legislative biennium was reelected in the House on Wednesday. Speaker Shap Smith announced committee assignments shortly after members were sworn in. In the Senate, lawmakers elected Sen. Dick Mazza, D-Chittenden, to serve on the so-called committee on committees. That panel makes assignments to Senate [...]

Vt. Legislative Session Opens As Activists Rally For Support

It’s opening day for the 2013 Vermont Legislature, and lawmakers are getting down to business – pledging to look closely at fiscal pressures as the state is facing a $50 million budget gap. The Legislature will tackle a number of issues this session, including balancing the state budget, deciding the future of the State Office [...]

Where to Vote in Vermont

See below polling location(s) for each town and time the poll opens. All polls close at 7 p.m. For more information, contact the Secretary of State‘s office or your Town Clerk‘s office.  TOWN GENERAL POLLING PLACE GENERAL POLLS OPEN Addison Town Hall 7:00 AM Albany Town Clerk’s Office 9:30 AM Alburgh Municipal Building 10:00 AM [...]