About 800 staff workers at the University of Vermont are voting on whether to join a union.
Technicians, research and library support staff and others cast ballots on Tuesday and Wednesday on whether they want to organize and, if so, whether they want to join a union affiliated with the Vermont NEA teachers' union or a group based at UVM called United Staff. The vote are expected to be counted Wednesday night.
The elections cover non-exempt UVM workers — meaning those who can get overtime pay — who aren't already represented by unions.
Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos plans in the upcoming session to ask lawmakers to move Vermont's primary for state offices to an earlier date.
General election ballots must be mailed 45 days before Election Day to military and other overseas voters. This is the second election cycle in a row in Vermont in which a gubernatorial primary recount has raised fears the state won't make that federal deadline. Secretary of State Jim Condos says the August primary needs to be moved to an earlier date, perhaps as early as May or June.
The trustees of the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington are going to begin planning for a future without funding from the federal government.
Trustee President Joseph L. Krawczyk Jr. said the Sept. 26 meeting will focus on "operating strategies."
Last week the trustees revealed that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will stop paying for the care of veterans at the home due to deficiencies that included failure to report abuse in a timely manner and improper dressing of a wound.
The ongoing investigation into the overtime charged by a former Vermont State Police trooper has found that he wrote 973 traffic tickets over 12 years that were never given to a motorist or filed with the court.
That conclusion is among the latest findings in an investigation into alleged time-sheet padding by Sgt. Jim Deeghan, a former state police patrol commander in Chittenden County.
The details were in an affidavit filed by Detective Lt. Robert Cushing, who is investigating Deeghan's overtime practices.
A Vermont judge has ruled that Martha Abbott is the winner of the Progressive Party primary election for governor.
Abbott has withdrawn and won't run in the general election. But under Vermont law, that doesn't throw the race to the second-place finisher, write-in candidate Annette Smith.
Washington Superior Court Judge Robert Bent's ruling says Smith and her team pointed out a small number of vote-counting irregularities. But the judge ruled those would not be enough to change the outcome.
The seasons, and the foliage, is changing. Tourism officials are optimistic that the fall color will help make up for losses last year.
Last autumn, Vermont and northern New York were recovering from Tropical Storm Irene. Publicity kept some leaf-peepers away, and many businesses are hoping for a rebound this year. Vermont Department of Tourism And Marketing Commissioner Megan Smith says fall foliage is a crucial season for the state’s economy.