Articles and Op-Eds

Good News! Your $1200 Invoice Will Not Be Arriving in the Mail! (VTDigger, 6.6.2023)

Childcare is Essential Economic Infrastructure (Bennington Banner, 5.25.2023)

Affordable Heat: Help for Vermonters Who Need it Most (Bennington Banner, 4.27.2023)

High-Speed Broadband: An Innovative Solution (Bennington Banner, 4.25.2023)

Preserving Vermont’s Unique Education Landscape by Rep. Seth Bongartz (Bennington Banner, 2.27.2023)

Where to Build? Task Force Hears Inventory of Sites (Manchester Journal, 2.15.2023)

Manchester Housing Task Force Holds First Meeting (Bennington Banner, 2.14.2023)

Your Front-Row Seat at the Statehouse: How to follow our work online (Manchester Journal, 1.26.2023)

2023 Legislative Preview with Reps. James, Bongartz, Durfee, Rice: (GNAT-TV, 1.13.2023)

Public Dollars and Independent Schools: Responding to Carson v. Makin (GNAT-TV, 12.2.2023)

Rep. Kathleen James Elected Assistant Majority Leader (Manchester Journal, 12.5.2022)

Northshire Sees Impressive Turnout; James, Bongartz Win Big (Bennington Banner, 11.9.2022)

Election 2022: Election Day (GNAT-TV, 11.9.2022)

Election 2022: James and Bongartz: We Ask For Your Support (Manchester Journal, 11.1.2022)

Election 2022: 120+ Community Members Sign Our Full-Page Ad (click here to see!)
Published in Manchester Journal (11.4.2022)

Housing Forum Held in Manchester (GNAT-TV, 11.2.2022)

Task Force Will Address Potential Housing Development For Town-Owned Property (Manchester Journal, 10.27.2022)

Election 2022: Michael Keane (North Bennington): We Need Critical Thinking on Homelessness
“Mr. Gervais’s column cites only The Epoch Times and the Discovery Institute. The Epoch Times is a far-right international multi-language newspaper and media company affiliated with the Falun Gong religious movement…Its news sites and YouTube channels have spread misinformation and conspiracy theories such as QAnon and anti-vaccine misinformation. The Discovery Institute promotes, among other things, the principle of intelligent design, a variant of traditional creationism, while attempting to discredit the teaching of evolution in United States public high-school science courses.”

Election 2022: Michael Keane (North Bennington): Debate Spurred a Closer Look at Gervais
“Mr. Gervais’ comments seem to re-hash rumors that have been disproved as regards to election fraud.

Election 2022: Kath Candidate Statement (5 minutes, taped) (GNAT-TV, 10.24.2022)

Election 2022: Bennington-4 Candidate Statements (Bennington Banner, 10.20.2022) On the opioid crisis, the housing shortage, workforce development and more.

Election 2022: Bennington-4 Candidate Debate (GNAT, October 12, 2022) (Opening statements 1:25, housing 10:00, childcare 17:00, law enforcement 22:50, climate action 27:45, gun safety 38:40, Second Amendment and our opponent’s presence in Washington DC on January 6, 2021 45:26)

Election 2022: Vt. House Candidate Joe Gervais Was in Washington DC on January 6, 2021 (Bennington Banner, October 13, 2022)

Election 2022: Bennington-4 Candidate Interviews (GNAT, September 1, 2022)

Election 2022: What We’ve Accomplished and Why We’re Running (Bennington Banner, August 26, 2022)

Depot Street Housing Working Group Hears Reports (Manchester Journal, July 27, 2022)

James Chosen for CSG National Leadership Conference (Bennington Banner, July 11, 2022)

Southern Vermont CUD Towns to be Wired by End of 2023 (Bennington Banner, June 16, 2022)

The Rules of Civility: OpEd (Manchester Journal, June 15, 2022)

James Selected for SLLF Leadership Conference (Bennington Banner, June 13, 2022)

Reps. James and Bongartz: 2022 Office Hours

Rep. James Elected House Assistant Majority Leader (Bennington Banner, December 15, 2021)

Task Force Offers Pair of Education Funding Options (Bennington Banner, December 10, 2021)

Legislative Task Force Wraps Weighting Study (GNAT, December 8, 2021)

Educational Equity: Asking the Questions That Follow (VTDigger op-ed, November 17, 2021)

Vermont Housing Summit: Panel 5: Case Study Manchester (Taped event from Arlington Commons, October 13, 2021)

Vermont Housing Summit: Panel 4: Case Study St. Albans (Taped event from Arlington Commons, October 13, 2021)

Vermont Housing Summit: Panel 3: Zoning Amendment Case Studies Manchester & Arlington (Taped event from Arlington Commons, October 13, 2021)

Vermont Housing Summit: Panel 2: Smart Growth Principles (Taped event from Arlington Commons, October 13, 2021)

Vermont Housing Summit: Panel 1: Tools in the Toolbox: (Taped event from Arlington Commons, October 13, 2021)

Video: “Why Me? Why Not Me?” (Kathleen James speech for 2021 Emerge Vermont Celebration of Women in Politics)

Video: Conference Examines Housing Crunch (GNAT, October 18, 2021)

Housing Forum Addresses Crisis (Manchester Journal, October 13)

Video Announcement: Vermont Housing Summit (GNAT, October 1, 2021)

James, Bongartz Plan Solution Summits on Housing, Careers (Manchester Journal, July 15, 2021)

End-of-Session Report (June 2021): Click here to download your copy

GNAT Interview: 2021 Legislative Review with Reps. James, Bongartz and Durfee

Pension Reform: Hard Decisions to Save the System (Rep. James and Bongartz, April 2021)

Town Meeting Report: March 2021: (click here to download your copy)

2021 Legislative Session: The Power of Yes, And … (VT Digger, January 10, 2021)

Reps. James and Bongartz: Legislative Preview (GNAT-TV, January 7, 2021)

James, Bongartz Win Benn-4 Seats in House Race (November 4, 2020)

Kathleen James Makes Case to Voters (October 30, 2020)

Do I Vote the Party Line Over the Interests of My Constituents? No. And I’ve Got a Lot to Say About That (Oct 11 ,2020)

Joint Statement on Endorsements in Bennington-4 House Race (Oct 5,2020)

Did I Vote to Raise Legislative Pay? Nope. (Oct 2,2020)

GNAT TV Candidates Debate (Oct 1,2020)

What We Talk About When We Talk About Politics (August 24, 2020)

Meet the Candidates: Bennington-4 Democratic Primary (August 7, 2020)

Did the Legislature Really Vote to Raise Property Taxes? (August 3, 2020)

GNAT TV: Bennington-4 Democratic Primary Candidate Debate (July 22, 2020)

GNAT TV: Kathleen James Runs for Re-Election (July 15, 2020)

Legislature Passes Vermont’s Largest-Ever Economic Recovery Package (July 7, 2020)

James, Bongartz: On Racial Justice (June 12, 2020)

SoVT CUD Named One of 12 Vital Economic Projects (June 7, 2020)

GNAT-TV: Tourism Industry Roundtable (May 16, 2020)

Bongartz, James on Why They’re Running (May 14, 2020)

Local CUD Gets Grant (May 8, 2020)

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Vote by Mail in 2020! (May 1, 2020)

James & Bongartz Challenging Browning With Joint Campaign for Bennington-4 House Seats (April 9, 2020)

Closed Doors, Open Meetings (March 30, 2020)

Towns Vote for High-Speed Internet Group (March 4, 2020)

Local Legislators React to Education Funding Report (February 19, 2020)

Vermont Conservation Voters Honors Rep. James (February 14, 2020)

Vermont Conservation Voters Honors Rep. James (February 14, 2020)

James: Broadband Will Bring Power to the People (February 5, 2020)

GNAT: Democrats Launch Campaign Kickoff (January 30, 2020)

Bennington County Towns Consider Forming Communications District (January 16, 2020)

GNAT Legislative Update (January 13, 2020)

Learning the ropes: Region’s first-year lawmakers adjust to new roles in Vermont’s citizen legislature (November 8, 2019)

James and Durfee: Climate Action, Now and for the Future (November 11, 2019)

Legislative Climate Caucus to Meet in East Arlington (November 7, 2019)

Local Leaders to Hold Public Forum on Rural Broadband (November 7, 2019)

James, Browning Begin Office Hours (October 3, 2019)

GNAT: Legislative Wrap-Up (June 21, 2019)

GNAT: Legislature Nears End of Session (May 17, 2019)

James: Get the Lead Out (May 2, 2019)

James: Fueling a Smart Climate Strategy (April 7, 2019)

MEMS, BBA Students Testify for Bag Bag at Statehouse (March 21, 2019)

James: Helping Women Stay in the Workforce (March 11, 2019)

A Powerful Political Moment at a Local Forum (March 2, 2019)

Legislators Tackle Tough Issues at Forum (March 2, 2019)

GNAT: Legislative Forum (March 1, 2019)

ORCA Media: All Things LGBTQ (February 26, 2019) Interview with Rep. Kathleen James

James: Notes from a New Legislator (February 8, 2019)

Five New Reps Take Legislative Seats (January 10, 2019)

What are Northshire Leaders Focused on in 2019? (January 4, 2019)

Browning, James Set Office Hours (January 3, 2019)

The Year That Was 2018 (December 28, 2018)

James Holds Introductory Meetings (November 30, 2018)

James, Browning Win in Bennington-4 Race (November 7, 2018)

The Good Fortune of a Difficult Choice (November 4, 2018)

James Makes Case for Your Vote (November 3, 2018)

Decision Day Looms for Bennington-4 Candidates (November 1, 2018)

James Makes Case for Your Vote (November 3, 2018)

Decision Day Looms for Bennington-4 Candidates (November 1, 2018)

GNAT: Legislative Candidate Forum (September 26, 2018)

Focus Turns to Differences in Bennington-4 House Race (September 26, 2018)

Bennington-4 House Candidates Detail Views (September 12, 2018)

James Makes Case for Election (September 12, 2018)