Vermont state government
The first Black woman to serve in the Vermont Legislature is being honored posthumously with an achievement award. The family of former Rep.
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has appointed an interim prosecutor after the previous resigned amid an impeachment inquiry over alleged harassment.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Republican Gov. Phil Scott of Vermont has allowed a bill that requires a 72-hour waiting period for the purchase of guns to become law without his signature, saying he feels his concerns about the provision’s constitutionality will be addressed through the courts.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have raised the salaries for members of state’s part-time legislature and made them eligible for the state employees’ health benefit plan.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A special committee of the Vermont House of Representatives formed to investigate the possible impeachment of the Franklin County sheriff and state’s attorney will be meeting over the summer, the speaker of the Vermont House says.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Democratic-controlled Vermont Legislature has adjourned for its 2023 session by passing an $8.4 billion state budget, the largest in state history, as well as expanding child care and housing.
WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — Two Vermont troopers have been placed on paid leave as state police officials investigate reports that off-duty troopers made racist and misogynistic comments while playing an online game.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A discarded cigarette found near the body of a 24-year-old Vermont school teacher in her apartment nearly 52 years ago helped lead investigators to an upstairs neighbor who they say strangled her after having a fight with his wife, police said Tuesday.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Students angry about a plan to switch to an all-digital library at three Vermont state colleges and to restructure athletics took their cause to the Statehouse on Tuesday, hoping lawmakers could help reverse the schools’ decision.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A bill that would make Vermont the second state in the country to allow terminally ill nonresidents to seek medically assisted suicide was approved by a state legislative committee on Tuesday.
WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — State police officials are investigating reports that off-duty troopers made racist and misogynistic comments while playing an online game, said the commissioner of the Vermont Department of Public Safety.
A Vermont man has until summer to remove all unpermitted structures at a gun training center in Pawlet that was built without zoning approval.
California could reinstate voting rights to felons while they are in prison in a major expansion of suffrage for incarcerated people if a bill currently before the state legislature passes despite an uphill battle.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Speaking in the aftermath of a brawl at a middle school basketball game that ended with the death of one of the participants, Vermont Gov.
ALBURGH, Vt. (AP) — Spectators are not allowed to attend home basketball games for the rest of the season at a middle school in northern Vermont after a brawl broke out and one of the participants died, school officials said Thursday.
GUILDHALL, Vt. (AP) — A former Vermont police chief is facing a felony sexual assault charge stemming from a 2017 incident involving an underage girl, state police say.
Noncitizen residents may continue to vote in municipal elections in Vermont’s capital city of Montpelier, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday, stating that such voting in local elections doesn’t violate the state constitution.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Republican Vermont Gov. Phil Scott proposed an $8.4 billion state budget to the Legislature on Friday, calling it the biggest, most significant and complex spending plan he has presented as governor — and crafted “to make the most of the historic resources available to us.”
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott began his fourth two-year term Thursday by urging the state’s lawmakers to help find ways to even the playing field between the state’s most well-off communities and those that are being left behind.

Gov. Phil Scott has appointed Kristin Clouser as secretary of the Agency of Administration.