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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Move Over Colorado! Vermont Now Has Highest % of Women in State Leg.

Hat tip to Vermont Public Radio (can you imagine the calmness of those voices?) who had the story, and my Pumpkin, Lee for bringing it to my attention.

"When the 2014 legislative session convenes next week, there will be one more woman taking a seat. Marjorie Ryerson, of Randolph, is replacing Representative Larry Townsend, who died in June.

With her appointment, Vermont becomes the fourth state legislature in the nation where women hold the majority in the party that holds the majority—in this case, the Democrats. Also, 41 percent of all Vermont’s lawmakers are now women, and that’s the highest percentage in the nation."

Hey other states, step up your game!

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