Latest Vermont State General Assembly News

Democrats in Vermont House announce leadership positions

Dec. 04, 2022 12:17 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Democrats in the Vermont House of Representatives have selected their leaders ahead of the next legislative session. The Democrats held a public caucus Saturday at the State House in Montpelier. Rep. Jill Krowinski of Burlington was tapped for...

Vermont Democrats win veto-proof legislative majority

Nov. 09, 2022 16:20 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Democrats in the Vermont Legislature will have a veto-proof majority in the two-year session that begins in January, officials said Wednesday. The results of Tuesday's election, which became known on Wednesday, mean that it will be easier for lawmakers to...

Vermont voters approve amendment protecting abortion

Nov. 09, 2022 00:26 AM EST

Voters in Vermont on Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment to protect reproductive rights in the state, including abortion. “Here in Vermont, voters took responsibility to protect care wherever possible. With Roe v. Wade being overturned, state-level protections are vital to...

Democrat Balint will be Vermont’s 1st woman in Congress

Nov. 08, 2022 23:37 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Democrat Becca Balint on Tuesday won the race for Vermont’s lone seat in the U.S. House, becoming the first woman and first openly gay person to represent the state in Congress. Balint, the president of the Vermont state Senate and a former middle-school...

Democrat Becca Balint wins election to U.S. House in Vermont's 1st Congressional District

Nov. 08, 2022 22:52 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Becca Balint wins election to U.S. House in Vermont's 1st Congressional District.

Welch moves from House to Senate to succeed Leahy in Vermont

Nov. 08, 2022 20:56 PM EST

Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter Welch easily defeated a little-known Republican challenger to win the Senate seat being vacated by Patrick Leahy, the longest-serving member of the upper chamber. Welch, who was elected to the House in 2006 and won reelection with lopsided votes every two...