A solar company in Vermont is building small trailers that will bring charging stations, water filtration and lighting to Puerto Rico, which remains devastated from Hurricane Maria nearly a year later.
Plattsburgh’s mayor and city councilors are continuing to work on a five-year fiscal plan even though they completed the city’s annual budget several weeks ago. Mayor Colin Read explains that while a multi-year year plan is required, for many years it was not produced.
Following two previous attempts, Vermont lawmakers passed a third budget on Monday and sent it to Governor Phil Scott, who had vetoed the first two plans saying they violated his pledge not to raise taxes or fees. Faced with a July 1st deadline, the governor announced Monday night that he would allow the latest version of the 2019 budget to become law without his signature. The Republican discussed his decision Thursday during his first press conference since the move.
Vermont Congressman Peter Welch was first elected to the U.S. House in 2006 and is now the House Democratic Caucus Chief Deputy Whip. He is among the many people stunned by the defeat of Representative Joe Crowley by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York’s 14th District Democratic primary this week. Welch says while those who know Crowley are stung by the loss, the winner has excited voters.
Vermont Republican Governor Phil Scott says he's satisfied with many provisions in the new state budget, yet remains disappointed Democrats in the Legislature did not sign onto his plan to hold property tax rates at last year's level.
Democrat Tedra Cobb won a five-way primary Tuesday in New York’s 21st Congressional district and will now challenge two-term incumbent Republican Elise Stefanik. The barbs between the camps began on primary night. Cobb says her victory was about the people of the district and the need for change.
Coming off a long, five-person primary in New York’s 21st House district that ended Tuesday night, Democrat Tedra Cobb is hoping to unify the party as she gears up to face incumbent Republican Elise Stefanik. It’s considered an uphill climb.
The general election in New York’s 21st Congressional district is set. Democrat Tedra Cobb easily won the five-person primary in the 12-county region Tuesday and will challenge two-term incumbent Republican Elise Stefanik. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has reaction from the candidates.
Two women will face off in the general election in New York’s 21st district Congressional race as Tedra Cobb handily won Tuesday’s five –way Democratic primary to challenge incumbent Republican congressman Elise Stefanik.
It appears Vermont will avoid a government shutdown. With the July 1st fiscal year deadline approaching, Governor Phil Scott has decided to allow the third version of the budget that legislators have sent him to become law, but he’s not signing the fiscal plan.
At its peak, 10 Democrats made up the primary field in New York’s 21st Congressional district. Over time the numbers have diminished. Voters will choose between the final five Tuesday. The three women and two men who are running all say it is crucial to make a change and oust the Republican incumbent.
Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos is the president-elect of the National Association of Secretaries of State. A key priority he plans to focus on is election security. In March, he testified before the U.S. Select Committee on Intelligence on the topic and this week the Democrat returned to testify before the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration.