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Milton’s Hubert to resign House seat

MONTPELIER — Republican Rep. Ron Hubert of Milton plans to resign from the Vermont House on July 1. Hubert, who was first elected to the House in 2008, said he has emailed a resignation letter to legislative officials and plans to mail a copy of the letter this week. The resignation will take effect on July 1. “It’s time for me — my business and my family needs. It’s time,” Hubert told the Vermont Press Bureau Monday. Continue Reading →

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Johnson, Ashe lead lawmakers forward

MONTPELIER — Lawmakers returned to the State House Wednesday for the 73rd biennial session, electing new leaders and embarking on a new era of state government. The 180 members of the General Assembly —150 in the House and 30 in the Senate — swore their oaths of office before electing their own leadership. Rep. Mitzi Johnson, D-South Hero, was elected by the House on a 100 to 50 vote to serve as speaker. Johnson, who defeated Rep. Linda Myers, R-Essex, became just the third woman to serve as speaker in Vermont history. In the Senate, Chittenden County Sen. Tim Ashe, a Democrat and Progressive, was unanimously elected president pro tem. Continue Reading →

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