attorney general http://wamc.org en Vermont Holds Forum on 'Stun Gun' Use by Police http://wamc.org/post/vermont-holds-forum-stun-gun-use-police <p></p><p></p><p>Several people speaking out about Vermont police use of electronic stun guns are saying much stronger statewide standards are needed on their use. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 23:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 59606 at http://wamc.org Vermont Holds Forum on 'Stun Gun' Use by Police Vermont Campaign Finance Reports Show Some Strong and Some Vulnerable Incumbents http://wamc.org/post/vermont-campaign-finance-reports-show-some-strong-and-some-vulnerable-incumbents <p>Campaign finance reports by Vermont candidates were due Wednesday. While the incumbent Governor is easily outpacing his challenger, the current Attorney General is falling behind his primary challenger.<br><br>Incumbent Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin has raised nearly $840,000 so far his campaign, with about $769,000 cash in the bank.&nbsp; His challenger, Republican state Senator Randy Brock reported about $585,000 in contributions so far, including $300,000 from himself, with about $234,000 cash on hand. Middlebury College Professor Emeritus of Political Science Eric Davis.<br> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 16:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 45749 at http://wamc.org Vermont Campaign Finance Reports Show Some Strong and Some Vulnerable Incumbents Vermont Dems for A-G Spar in Radio Debate http://wamc.org/post/vermont-dems-g-spar-radio-debate <p>The two Democrats vying for their party&#39;s nomination for Vermont attorney general are voicing disagreement over whether a tax on soft drinks is a good idea.<br /><br />Attorney General William Sorrell has supported such a tax, saying obesity is starting to vie with tobacco among preventable threats to Vermonters&#39; health.<br /><br />Chittenden County State&#39;s Attorney T.J. Donovan says he opposes a soda tax, arguing that it would fall disproportionately on working-class Vermonters.<br /> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 21:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 45456 at http://wamc.org Vermont Dems for A-G Spar in Radio Debate AG Candidates Approve Prosecution of Jacques Case http://wamc.org/post/ag-candidates-approve-prosecution-jacques-case <p>Both Democrats running for Vermont attorney general say they oppose capital punishment. But neither is objecting to handing a notorious Vermont case over for federal prosecution, where the defendant could face death.<br /><br />Attorney General William Sorrell and Chittenden County State&#39;s Attorney T.J. Donovan both said in a debate taped for a WCAX-TV weekend broadcast that they oppose the death penalty.<br /> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 21:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 44591 at http://wamc.org Investigators Hired to Handle VT Child Porn Cases http://wamc.org/post/investigators-hired-handle-vt-child-porn-cases <p>The Vermont Attorney General&#39;s office has received approval to hire a special investigator to target child pornography cases.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports&hellip;</p><p>Cindy Maguire of the attorney general&#39;s office tells the Bennington Banner that person will be devoted to building cases against people generating or sharing child pornography over peer-to-peer networks.</p> Tue, 15 May 2012 12:29:24 +0000 Pat Bradley 38991 at http://wamc.org Investigators Hired to Handle VT Child Porn Cases