Vermont Public Safety Commissioner Michael Schirling and Montpelier Police Chief Brian Peete held a press conference this afternoon to discuss yesterday’s announcement that an armed gathering of protesters is expected at state houses across the country, January 17. Here’s what reporters learned (and what we didn’t).
Rep. Mary Hooper (D-Montpelier) has been named chair of the House Appropriations Committee, succeeding retired chair Kitty Toll of Danville. Appropriations prepares the state budget bill, a/k/a the “big bill.” Hooper is a former mayor of Montpelier.
The Vermont House of Representatives this morning elected Jill Krowinski (D-Burlington) Speaker of the 2021-2022 biennium by 138-7 vote. “The 2021 session will be remembered as the Coronavirus Recovery Session,” she said in acceptance speech.
On Tuesday, January 5, supporters of the U.S. Constitution will gather at the Vermont State House lawn at noon for a “FifthAmendmentFest”, the second in a series of rallies to celebrate our federal and state Constitutions, including the Bill of Rights.
About 50 cold but enthusiastic supporters of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution rallied today in front of the Vermont State House Menorah and Christmas tree Friday. The event was set on the last day of Chanukah to remember the deliverance of a small but determined minority.
At noon Friday, December 18, the final day of Chanukah, supporters of the U.S. Constitution will gather at the Vermont State House lawn for the first in a series of rallies to support the Constitution and Bill of Rights, starting with the First Amendment.