Category Archives: State News

State News
February 20, 2019

Roe v. Wade: politics or necessity?

By Rep. Jim Harrison This Wednesday, when this column first appears in print, the Vermont House is likely to have an extended debate, potentially into the evening, before voting on…

State News
February 20, 2019

Notes to home

By Sen. Dick McCormack    Legislators representing the Springfield region are carefully monitoring developments at Springfield Hospital. The Scott Administration is working with the hospital board and administrators to deal…

State News
February 13, 2019

1,100 people attend abortion hearing

By Rep. Jim Harrison As the Legislature completes its fifth week, I’m reminded how much of the work is quietly done in various committees and often out of the headlines….

State News
February 6, 2019

Down to business

By Rep. Jim Harrison Entering the fifth week of the 2019 session the pace is picking up. Committees have had a chance to review and dissect some of the proposals…

State News
February 6, 2019

Civics education

By Sen. Dick McCormack Under our federal and state constitution, the United States is a republic. Each state is governed by republican principles as well. I suggest that for a…

State News
January 30, 2019

The road ahead

By Rep. Jim Harrison At the beginning of every legislative session, governors give a State of the State address or as in the case of a new biennium like this…

State News
January 30, 2019

Leg. in full swing

By Sen. Alison Clarkson The Legislature’s 2019 session is now in full swing.  Each committee in the House and the Senate is getting updated by the agencies and departments in…

State News
January 30, 2019

Back to work

By Sen. Dick McCormack In this bitter time in Washington, Vermont is a light of hope simply because we get along with one another.  Democrats and Progressives are a united…