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senate http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1456/all en Opinion: Senate gun bill passage is a public health imperative http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503opinion-senate-gun-bill-passage-public-health-imperative <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Sally Kerschner et al. </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> The Vermont Public Health Association is greatly concerned about gun violence death and disability and its profound and lasting negative effect on families and communities. Thus we support the 2015 Legislature&rsquo;s efforts to create legislation that will minimize Vermonters&rsquo; exposure to ill-intended or accidental gun violence.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28929">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503opinion-senate-gun-bill-passage-public-health-imperative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Gun bill reform senate Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:03:31 +0000 Zach Despart 28929 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Bray to chair Senate Natural Resources Committee http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501bray-chair-senate-natural-resources-committee <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; Sen. Chris Bray had hoped Senate leadership would appoint him to the Natural Resources and Energy Committee this session. The sophomore senator is an avid outdoorsman and he believes the state&rsquo;s long history of good environmental stewardship should be perpetuated.<img alt="" src="/files/images/Bray, Chris 2010(1).jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 456px; float: right; margin: 4px;" /></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28115">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501bray-chair-senate-natural-resources-committee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven Bray Featured legislature senate Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:49:29 +0000 John Flowers 28115 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Mt. Abe's Moody to represent Vt. at Senate program in Washington http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501mt-abes-moody-represent-vt-senate-program-washington <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-27914" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201501mt-abes-moody-represent-vt-senate-program-washington"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/SenateInternTrio.thumbnail.jpg" alt="SenateInternTrio.jpg" title="SenateInternTrio.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MOUNT ABRAHAM UNION High School senior Izzy Moody, left, poses for a photo during a leadership conference in Washington, D.C., last summer. Moody will return to the nation’s capital in March, as she was selected to represent Vermont at the U.S. Senate Youth Program. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; A Mount Abraham Union High School senior was selected from a pool of Vermont high school students to represent the state at a nationwide conference in Washington, D.C., this spring.</p> <p> Isabelle Moody of Monktonand a Brattleboro student will form Vermont&rsquo;s delegation to the United States Senate Youth Program, a conference created by the federal government in 1962 for exceptional students interested in careers in public service.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27915">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501mt-abes-moody-represent-vt-senate-program-washington" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Featured Moody Mount Abraham senate Washington Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:45:45 +0000 Zach Despart 27915 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Eric Davis: Much depends on Leahy's plans http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410eric-davis-much-depends-leahys-plans <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Eric L. Davis </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">With about three weeks remaining until Election Day, most nonpartisan analysts believe that Republican candidates are likely to gain the six or more seats they need to have a majority in the U.S. Senate. How would a Republican majority affect Sen. Patrick Leahy&rsquo;s decision whether or not to run for an eighth term in 2016?</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26192">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410eric-davis-much-depends-leahys-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Leahy senate Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:33:39 +0000 Zach Despart 26192 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Eric Davis: Pols wrong to ask Ginsburg to retire http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405eric-davis-pols-wrong-ask-ginsburg-retire <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Eric L. Davis </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">As the U.S. Supreme Court comes closer to the end of its term in late June, some Democratic elected officials and progressive law professors are calling on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to announce her retirement when the term concludes. Their argument is that Ginsburg, the Court&rsquo;s oldest member at 81 and the leader of the Court&rsquo;s liberal wing, should retire in time to allow President Obama to nominate her successor while the Democrats still hold a majority in the Senate.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23613">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405eric-davis-pols-wrong-ask-ginsburg-retire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion 2014 Democrats Ginsburg midterms retire SCOTUS senate Supreme Court Thu, 29 May 2014 13:51:10 +0000 Zach Despart 23613 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Editorial: Wage hike deserves Senate approval http://www.addisonindependent.com/201403editorial-wage-hike-deserves-senate-approval <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Angelo S. Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> Gov. Shumlin&rsquo;s call for an increase in the minimum wage hike to $10.10 an hour by 2017 is not only the right thing to do, it also makes economic sense.</p> <p> No reasonable person can argue that a lower wage is good for business or the nation&rsquo;s economy. The economic goal of the nation should be to create and nurture a vibrant and thriving middle class, which includes those at the lower end of the wage scale who see the merits of hard work yield a lifestyle that, at the very least, can put food on the table and shelter overhead.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22425">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201403editorial-wage-hike-deserves-senate-approval" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial legislature minimum wage senate Shumlin Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:18:49 +0000 Zach Despart 22425 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Editorial: Solar power/town aesthetics? It's not an either-or proposition http://www.addisonindependent.com/201403editorial-solar-powertown-aesthetics-its-not-either-or-proposition <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Angelo S. Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">The Vermont Senate killed a bill on the floor last week, 21-8, that would have provided towns some control over how solar power projects were sited. Among other things, the bill, S.191, sought to require ground-mounted solar installations to comply with the same town zoning and screening requirements as does other commercial development.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22323">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201403editorial-solar-powertown-aesthetics-its-not-either-or-proposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial local control senate solar Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:11:51 +0000 Zach Despart 22323 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Eric Davis: 2014 Senate race bears watching http://www.addisonindependent.com/201403eric-davis-2014-senate-race-bears-watching <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Eric L. Davis </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">There will not be a U.S. Senate race in Vermont in 2014. However, the results of Senate campaigns in other states could significantly affect politics in Vermont.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21996">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201403eric-davis-2014-senate-race-bears-watching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Eric Davis Republicans senate Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:52:31 +0000 Zach Despart 21996 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Sen. Leahy remains a workhorse after four decades in D.C. http://www.addisonindependent.com/201402sen-leahy-remains-workhorse-after-four-decades <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-21529" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201402sen-leahy-remains-workhorse-after-four-decades"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Leahy2568_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Leahy2568.jpg" title="Leahy2568.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SEN. PATRICK LEAHY stands on the balcony of one of his offices in the Capitol. Nicknamed &quot;The Hideaway,&quot; the office is traditionally reserved for the Senate President Pro Tem. Leahy ascended to the post when Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, died in 2012. Independent photo/Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <blockquote><p> <em style="font-size: 11.199999809265137px; text-align: right;">Editor&rsquo;s note: Democrat Patrick Leahy, now 73, was the state&rsquo;s attorney for Chittenden County when he was elected to represent Vermont in the U.S. Senate in 1974. Now the longest-serving active senator, he has the perspective, the connections and the power to accomplish a lot for his state and his country. Our reporter spent a day with Sen. Leahy last week, watching the veteran politician hard at work in the nation&rsquo;s capital.</em></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21530">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201402sen-leahy-remains-workhorse-after-four-decades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Coons farm bill Featured Leahy senate Vermont Washington Whitehouse Thu, 06 Feb 2014 15:12:47 +0000 Zach Despart 21530 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Vermont's Patrick Leahy shows his lighter side http://www.addisonindependent.com/201402vermonts-patrick-leahy-shows-his-lighter-side <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-21518" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201402vermonts-patrick-leahy-shows-his-lighter-side"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Leahy2588.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Leahy2588.jpg" title="Leahy2588.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SEN. PATRICK LEAHY, center, presides as chairman over the Senate Judiciary Committee. He is flanked by ranking member Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa and Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">WASHINGTON &mdash; A masterful storyteller, Sen. Patrick Leahy shared anecdotes about senators of decades past <a href="http://addisonindependent.com/?q=201402sen-leahy-remains-workhorse-after-four-decades">during a recent visit with a reporter</a>. One was a conversation with Minnesota Sen. Hubert Humphrey that took place shortly after Leahy took office in 1975. Humphrey asked Leahy if he wanted to go on a Congressional trip to Moscow to meet with Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21517">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201402vermonts-patrick-leahy-shows-his-lighter-side" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Leahy profile senate Thu, 06 Feb 2014 14:28:21 +0000 Zach Despart 21517 at http://www.addisonindependent.com U.S. Senate passes Farm Bill, Obama ready to sign it http://www.addisonindependent.com/201402us-senate-passes-farm-bill-obama-ready-sign-it <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">WASHINGTON, D.C. &mdash; The Senate on Tuesday passed a farm bill that emerged from a conference committee two weeks ago, ending more than two years of gridlock over the omnibus piece of legislation.</span></p> <p> Both of Vermont&rsquo;s senators voted for the bill.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21491">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201402us-senate-passes-farm-bill-obama-ready-sign-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont farm bill Leahy Obama Sanders senate Thu, 06 Feb 2014 14:14:58 +0000 Zach Despart 21491 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Potential gains in Senate for Dems http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211potential-gains-senate-dems <p> Big story still to come tonight, at midnight, is the projection for Senate gains for Democrats... and for women.&nbsp;</p> <p> As it now stands at 12:11 a.m, Nov. 7, the Democrats have won 50 Senate seats, plus two Independents &mdash; Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders in Vermont, who votes solidly with the Democrats, and Angus King, Maine, who will be a true independent, leaning Democratic on social issues. But there are still four Senate seats in the running, and three of them are leading Democratic.</p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/14015/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/14015">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211potential-gains-senate-dems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog Democrats potential gain election senate Wed, 07 Nov 2012 05:28:30 +0000 angelo 14015 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Sen. Giard won't seek another term http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206sen-giard-wont-seek-another-term <p> BRIDPORT &mdash; Sen. Harold Giard, D-Bridport, who has represented Addison County and Brandon in the state senate for the past eight years, will not seek a fifth consecutive term in the state&rsquo;s highest chamber this November.</p> <p> Giard confirmed this news during an interview with the <em>Addison Independent</em> late Wednesday afternoon. He said his decision was made out of respect for Vermont&rsquo;s citizen Legislature and out of a desire to allow someone else to serve in a role he has found so fulfilling during the past eight years.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12156">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206sen-giard-wont-seek-another-term" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridport election 2012 Featured senate Thu, 14 Jun 2012 15:01:04 +0000 John Flowers 12156 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Huntington joins county election scene http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205huntington-joins-county-election-scene <p> HUNTINGTON &mdash; For the first time in decades, candidates competing for Addison County&rsquo;s two state Senate seats will be straying north, rather than south, to pick up extra votes.</p> <p> That&rsquo;s because, barring a court challenge, Huntington and Buel&rsquo;s Gore will soon join Addison County&rsquo;s senatorial district in place of Brandon, which will return to Rutland County&rsquo;s voting district. The Vermont Legislature and Gov. Peter Shumlin recently approved these changes as part of the decennial reapportionment process.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11885">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201205huntington-joins-county-election-scene" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Huntington Featured legislative senate Thu, 24 May 2012 18:49:58 +0000 John Flowers 11885 at http://www.addisonindependent.com