For the first time in years, there’s a heated primary
contest for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General. Seven-term incumbent
Bill Sorrell is being challenged by Chittenden County State’s Attorney T.J. Donovan.
The Tax Department says three years of rising property values have built a $20 million surplus in the state’s Education Fund; Senator Patrick Leahy praises President-elect Barack Obama on his choice for attorney general; Senator Leahy also plans a hearing of the Judiciary Committee this week in St. Albans.
Candidates for attorney general say the state needs to do more to combat sexual assaults and other similar crimes; in the race for the U.S. House, several independents are on the ballot against Congressman Peter Welch and Progressive Thomas Hermann; more…
According to Attorney General Bill Sorrell, police
officers in Brattleboro "blew
it" when they used Tasers on two peaceful protesters last summer. Sorrell says there’s definitely a place in law
enforcement for Tasers but the Brattleboro case isn’t one of them.