Tag Archives: Senate

State News
August 1, 2018

McCormack’s hat, back in the ring

By Stephen Seitz

BETHEL—Democratic Sen. Dick McCormack is hoping to represent Windsor County in the state Senate once again. McCormack was appointed to fill an unexpired term in 1989 and has been re-elected ever since. He and fellow Democratic incumbents Alice Nitka of Ludlow, and…

State News
April 4, 2018

Governor to sign historic gun bill after passage in Senate

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

A landmark bill that would make a series of significant changes to the state’s gun laws has received final approval from Vermont’s General Assembly.

Gov. Phil Scott, a Republican, says he intends to sign that bill as well as two others…

State News
March 14, 2018

Senate passes expanded medical marijuana bill

On Friday, March 2, the Vermont Senate approved bill S.216, to allow medical marijuana sales for any “disease, condition, or treatment as determined in writing by a qualifying patient’s health care professional,” according to page 334, of the March 1 Senate Journal.

S.216 also requires the Vermont…

Local News
March 7, 2018

Gun safety bills pass Senate, House

By Colin Meyn, VTDigger

Gov. Phil Scott said he was “disappointed” that a bill addressing gun violence did not make it to his desk last week after the House decided to move on its own “extreme risk” gun seizure bill rather than passing a similar bill…

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
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…

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…