Tag Archives: Senate

Gov. Scott appoints Soucy for Rutland Senate seat
Local News
June 21, 2017

Gov. Scott appoints Soucy for Rutland Senate seat

By Evan Johnson

On Monday, June 19, Governor Phil Scott announced the appointment of David Soucy as Senator for the Rutland District, serving Rutland County. He will serve alongside Senators Peg Flory and Brian Collamore.

Soucy, a resident of Killington, was appointed to fill the…

Local News
May 3, 2017

Senate OKs property tax increase

By Tiffany Danitz Pache, VTDigger

The Senate Thursday, April 27, gave preliminary approval to a bill that will raise property taxes.

The proposal transfers $8 million of the state’s annual contribution for teachers’ retirement from the general fund to the education fund.

That shift frees…

Senate OKs marijuana legalization amendment
Featured
April 26, 2017

Senate OKs marijuana legalization amendment

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger

Following spirited debate Friday, April 21, the Senate supported a proposal that would legalize marijuana and create a system to regulate and tax marijuana sales.

The proposal, which would set up a system similar to the model currently in place in…

Vermont Farmers Food Center shares plans with Senate committees
Local News
January 25, 2017

Vermont Farmers Food Center shares plans with Senate committees

By Evan Johnson

RUTLAND—Rutland’s farmer’s market started, Greg Cox said, “with four vendors and no customers.” On Thursday morning, Jan. 19, after four years of steady growth fueled by local interest and volunteer work, Cox, the Vermont Farmers Food Center (VFFC) board president took the…

Letter
September 21, 2016

Vote Rodrigue for Senate

Dear Editor, When election day arrives in November, I will be casting my vote for Vermont State Senate for Korrine Rodrigue. I’ve had the pleasure to get to know Rodrigue well over the last several years through her leadership in Project VISION, and I can…

State News
May 11, 2016

Senate passes birth control bill, pregnancy enrollment

By Erin Mansfield, VTDigger.org The Senate has passed a bill that would expand women’s access to long-acting birth control and men’s access to vasectomies, and allow pregnant women to enroll in Vermont Health Connect more conveniently. The Senate passed H.620 in a voice vote Monday,…

State News
May 11, 2016

House snuffs out pot legalization, homegrown proposals

By Erin Mansfield, VTDigger.org Proponents of marijuana legalization struck out three times on Tuesday, May 3. The House overwhelmingly defeated a proposal (S.241) from the Senate that would have legalized retail marijuana sales in Vermont by 2018. The House then rejected a proposal to hold…