Legislators override Gov. Scott 6 times

Last June, Vermont’s Democratic Legislature overrode a record five vetoes in a single day. On Monday, they one-upped themselves — but with an unexpected stumble. By 5:34 p.m., both chambers had adjourned, having overridden six vetoes. Another — of H.121, a sweeping data privacy bill — was ultimately sustained by the Senate. 

Scott says keep the lid on spending

In his budget address delivered to the Legislature on Tuesday, Republican Gov. Phil Scott once again implored lawmakers to refrain from increasing state taxes and fees on Vermonters, and keep state spending within current revenues.

Vt. sues Meta over teen mental health

Vermont is suing the tech giant Meta, alleging that the company designed its social media platform Instagram to be addictive and otherwise harmful to the mental health of young users.

Burlington mayor to step down after 12 years, eyes statewide office

Miro Weinberger told VTDigger that Vermont faces “major challenges,” including a drug crisis and a “deep, acute housing shortage” — issues that have particularly plagued Burlington during his tenure as mayor.

Elder floats a 2024 race for governor

Though more than a year away, Vermont’s 2024 gubernatorial election already has another prospective candidate.

Legislature finishes productive season

With their approval of an $8.5 billion budget and the fall of the gavel last Friday at 8:23 p.m. and 11:31 p.m., respectively, the Vermont Senate and House adjourned for the final day of the 2023 legislative session.

Governor signs reproductive protection bills

Against a national backdrop of ever-tightening restrictions on abortions and gender-affirming care, Gov. Phil Scott on Wednesday signed two high-profile “omnibus” bills that seek to expand protections for and access to reproductive care in Vermont.

Vermont minimum wage set to rise

Vermont’s minimum wage will increase by 63 cents per hour on the first day of 2023, the Vermont Department of Labor announced last week.

In run for U.S. House, Madden takes on ‘broken’ 2-party system

In a rare open race for Vermont’s lone seat in the U.S. House, Republican nominee Liam Madden is an unlikely contender.