Tag Archives: Patrick Leahy

State News
January 17, 2018

Sen. Leahy, Gov. Scott endorse police chief to Marshals Service

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy and Governor Phil Scott have recommended Essex Police Chief Brad LaRose to President Trump to become Vermont’s next U.S. Marshal.

If nominated and confirmed, LaRose would oversee all U.S. Marshals Service operations in Vermont. With offices in Burlington, Rutland, and Brattleboro,…

State News
December 6, 2017

Leahy secures $1.3 million for police heroin task force

Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy announced a grant of more than $1.3 million for the Vermont State Police to continue its aggressive work fighting the opioid epidemic in Vermont on Wednesday, Nov. 29.

This was the second-largest of only eight grants awarded nationwide…

State News
October 4, 2017

Republican tax plan could cost Vermont $80 million

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger

After weeks of closed-door wrangling, the White House and Republican congressional leaders unveiled a framework for reforming the federal tax code Wednesday. The proposal, they say, will simplify the federal tax system and stimulate the economy. However, the changes at the…

March 9, 2016

Vermont’s right to know is under attack

By Gov. Peter Shumlin

I’ll admit that I don’t understand how Washington D.C. and Congress work most of the time. For years, Republicans in Congress have thrust the institution into perpetual gridlock, so much so that it struggles to fulfill its most basic…

State News
June 11, 2015

Reactions to Gov. Shumlin not seeking a fourth term

“I talked with the Governor this morning when he called me about his decision, and I told him I’d never forget how he mobilized everyone and every resource to help our state after Irene… His ‘Vermont Strong’ resolve and his leadership in the immediate aftermath and…

April 30, 2015

Visa program is effective way to create rural jobs

By Emerson Lynn

There are few things less understood and less intuitive than the EB-5 program that continues to add the growth essential to the prosperity of Jay Peak and the surrounding environs of Franklin and Orleans counties, as well as projects in…