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Lawmakers appear poised to pass legislation this year that would create a centralized board to oversee issues of racial justice in Vermont.

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Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan was one of 10 state attorneys general who filed an amicus brief Monday in support of the State of Hawaii's effort to block President Trump's latest immigration orders.

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Attorney General TJ Donovan announced Monday that he plans to use his office’s Consumer Assistance Program to work with small businesses in Vermont to make it easier for small companies to navigate the legal and regulatory systems.

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Elected officials of varying political persuasions in Vermont presented a unified front Thursday against immigration orders signed by President Donald Trump.

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The legal fight continues over who can and can't enter the United States in the wake of the Trump administration's executive order on immigration and refugees. 

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As questions swirl about the fate of immigration policy in the United States, Attorney General TJ Donovan is launching a task force to explore whether Vermont can blunt the impact of executive orders signed by President Donald Trump.

Vermont's attorney general and secretary of state are launching a committee to examine Vermont's current campaign finance laws and recommend changes.

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Vermont’s first new attorney general since 1997, TJ Dovovan, was sworn into office last week.

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Democrat T.J. Donovan, Vermont's incoming attorney general, says he's prepared to stand up to the federal government.

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The number of homeless individuals and families in Vermont has been dropping steadily and the state has increased the amount of emergency housing for those in need.

But the flip side is that there is still a need for temporary and transitional shelter in Vermont. And the number of individuals and families needing shelter because of domestic violence has not dropped.

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Democrat T.J. Donovan is set to become Vermont's next attorney general, after handily winning the seat in Tuesday’s election. 

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Republican Phil Scott will be Vermont's next governor. Progressive/Democrat David Zuckerman won the race for lieutenant governor, and T.J. Donovan will be Vermont's first new attorney general since 1997.

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According to the latest VPR Poll, Vermonters have been following the races for president and governor very closely. But the rest of the Vermont races, not so much. It's OK — that's where we come in.

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With incumbent Bill Sorrell retiring, Vermont is getting its first new attorney general since 1997. Voters will decide who oversees law enforcement in Vermont, and who defends Vermont’s laws from legal challenges.


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This week, Vermont Edition brings you election debates for three statewide offices.  On Tuesday, the leading candidates for attorney general meet in a live, face-to-face debate.

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Prosecutors have an arrest warrant for Steven Bourgoin and plan to charge him with a felony and misdemeanor in connection with the series of crashes on Interstate 89 in the early hours of Sunday morning that injured 10 people and left five teens dead.

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A transparency group is calling on authorities to release body camera footage from a fatal police shooting last week amid questions and controversy about the death of 29-year-old Winooski resident Jesse Beshaw.

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Vermont’s next attorney general will likely inherit one of the highest-profile civil cases in state history, and Republican Deb Bucknam and Democrat TJ Donovan say charges related to a $200 million EB-5 fraud in the Northeast Kingdom would be a priority for their administration.

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Democratic candidate for attorney general TJ Donovan says he wants to ban the practice of sending Vermont inmates to out-of-state prison in the first 100 days of the next legislative session. Some veteran policymakers say it’s easier said than done.

Tuesday, March 15 is the due date for campaign finance reports for all state political campaigns, including for gubernatorial candidates competing for Gov. Peter Shumlin's office, which he is vacating at the end of his term.

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