Tag Archives: Alan J. Keays

State News
February 14, 2018

Republican leader proposes drug testing for welfare recipients

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger House Minority Leader Rep. Don Turner is proposing a bill that would allow for drug testing of people receiving financial assistance through a state program for low-income families.

If a test comes back positive for an illegal substance, a person in…

Local News
February 14, 2018

Saliva testing for pot?

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

A panel of lawmakers voted in favor of a bill that would allow law enforcement officers to use saliva testing to detect the presence of drugs in motorists.

The House Transportation Committee approved the bill, H.237, on Friday, Feb. 9, by a…

Local News
February 1, 2018

Crowded field vies for Rutland aldermen seats

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

RUTLAND — Ten candidates are facing off for five seats on the Rutland city Board of Aldermen.

Three of the five incumbents are seeking re-election to two-year terms on the 11-member panel. The filing deadline was 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29. Town…

Local News
January 24, 2018

Suspect in standoff had a BB gun

By Alan J. Keays/VTDigger

MONTPELIER—State police say that a pistol a man displayed during a standoff, Jan. 16, on a field at Montpelier High School, prompting nine officers to open fire and kill him, was a BB gun.

A day after the shooting, police said…

Local News
January 3, 2018

Panel creates “roadmap” to combat opioid abuse

By Alan J. Keays, VT Digger

A panel charged with coming up with ways to combat the opioid crisis in Vermont has developed recommendations it will now work with others to help turn into reality.

The Governor’s Opioid Coordination Council has compiled a draft document which…