Dustin Degree

Vermont's two U.S. senators, Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders both strongly oppose the new GOP Senate health care plan
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There were very few issues during the legislative session that were as partisan and divisive as the fight over teachers health care.

A recent issue of Vermont Life magazine. A recent issue of Vermont Life magazine. The state is now accepting offers for the publication.
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In 2017, should the state of Vermont still be supporting a promotional magazine? That’s a question lawmakers put forward in this year’s state budget.

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A bill that won unanimous approval in the Vermont Senate last week appears likely to face a partisan split in the House. 

Dustin Degree is hoping to make the Democratic super-majority in Montpelier a bit less super.

The St. Albans Republican announced his bid for Senate in Franklin County, currently split between Republican Norm McAllister and Democrat Donald Collins. The Burlington Free Press reports that Democrat Bill Roberts is also in the race.

Degree, a former staffer for Gov. Jim Douglas, said the Democratic rule of the state’s government is taking its toll on Vermont.