Sen. Patrick Leahy has
decided not to become the chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations
Committee. Leahy is the longest serving
member of the Senate. He says he decided to remain as chair of the Judiciary
Committee, and maintain his seniority on Appropriations.
chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is frustrated that a judge won’t
talk about a case involving Michael Jacques (Jakes), the man accused of
kidnapping Brooke Bennett,
committee is holding hearings on possible changes to Vermont law following the kidnapping and murder of Bennett, a
12-year-old Braintree girl.