• Becca Balint August 10, 2022 7:58 am

    Balint Wins House Primary in Vt., Would Be First Woman State Sends to Washington

    The leader of Vermont’s state Senate, Becca Balint, won the Democratic Party primary on Tuesday for Vermont’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, meaning she could become the first woman and the first openly gay person to represent the state in Congress. In deep-blue Vermont, it’s likely the Democratic candidate will also clinch the general election in November....

  • Decision 2022 August 8, 2022 5:32 pm

    Candidates Make Last-Minute Push Ahead of Tuesday's Vt. Primary

    Vermonters will go to the polls Tuesday for the state’s primary elections, though many already have cast ballots through early voting and vote-by-mail options. The three candidates in the state’s most closely-watched contest — for the Democrats’ nomination for U.S. House in November’s general election — focused on get-out-the-vote efforts Monday. Molly Gray, the current lieutenant governor, and Louis...

  • Vermont August 6, 2022 3:24 pm

    Progressive and Centrist Dems Battle for Vermont House Seat

    Lt. Gov. Molly Gray and Senate President Pro Tempore Becca Balint are the leading candidates in a Democratic U.S. House primary that could make either of them the first female member of Vermont’s congressional delegation. Gray has the backing of the centrist lane of the party, with endorsements from former Govs. Madeline Kunin and Howard Dean. Retiring U.S. Sen. Patrick...

  • politics July 27, 2022 6:19 pm

    Vermont Democrats Vie for U.S. House Nomination

    Molly Gray, Becca Balint, and Louis Meyers each want to serve Verrmont in Congress.

  • politics July 27, 2022 7:48 pm

    Decision 2022: Vermont Democrats Vie for U.S. House Nomination

    Ahead of Vermont’s primary election on August 9, voters are already casting ballots by mail or at their city and town clerks’ offices. A wave of retirements and candidates seeking higher office has left the state with a number of high-profile open seats, including for U.S. Senate, U.S House, lieutenant governor, state treasurer, secretary of state, and attorney general....

  • Vermont May 29, 2022 11:08 am

    Vermont Likely to Elect Its 1st Woman to Congress This Year

    With a rare opening this fall in its congressional delegation, Vermont appears poised to lose its distinction as the only state that has never been represented by a woman in Washington. Three women, including Lt. Gov. Molly Gray and Senate President Pro Tempore Becca Balint, are among the Democrats competing in the Aug. 9 primary for the seat being vacated by the state’s...

  • vaccines August 24, 2021 6:56 pm

    Vt. Education Officials Urge COVID Vaccines, Masks as Key to Back-to-School Safety

    With back-to-school time here, Vermont’s governor and education officials are reissuing recommendations of ways to keep kids, educators and staff safe from COVID-19 in school buildings. The state sees increasing numbers of vaccinations as key to maintaining healthy, in-person instruction five days a week this school year. “It’s not something folks can take for granted in other parts of...

  • coronavirus August 24, 2021 5:33 pm

    Vermont Recommends Masks, COVID Vaccines in Schools

    In Vermont, state leaders reminded communities and families about kids, teachers and staff safe from COVID when school comes back in session.

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