Vermont Senate http://wamc.org en Vermont Senate Passes Stun Gun Training Bill http://wamc.org/post/vermont-senate-passes-stun-gun-training-bill <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont Senate has passed a bill calling for enhanced police training on the use of electronic stun guns. Tue, 06 May 2014 01:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 89734 at http://wamc.org Vermont Senate Passes Stun Gun Training Bill Vermont Senate Considers $1.4 Billion Budget http://wamc.org/post/vermont-senate-considers-14-billion-budget <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont Senate is debating a $1.44 billion general fund budget, with increases for Medicaid providers, health care for retired teachers and affordable housing. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 23:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 89226 at http://wamc.org Vermont Senate Considers $1.4 Billion Budget Vermont Senate To Debate Lyme Disease Bill http://wamc.org/post/vermont-senate-debate-lyme-disease-bill <p></p><p></p><p>Doctors and other health professionals would be immune from professional conduct charges if they pursued a hotly debated course of treatment for Lyme disease under a bill given preliminary approval by the Vermont Senate. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 03:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 87950 at http://wamc.org Vermont Senate To Debate Lyme Disease Bill VT Bill Targets 'Bait-And-Switch' On Sick Days http://wamc.org/post/vt-bill-targets-bait-and-switch-sick-days <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont Senate has voted to support a bill that says if employers offer sick days, they can't penalize workers who take them. Sat, 15 Feb 2014 02:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 83932 at http://wamc.org VT Bill Targets 'Bait-And-Switch' On Sick Days Sirotkin Replaces Late Wife In Vermont Senate http://wamc.org/post/sirotkin-replaces-late-wife-vermont-senate <p></p><p></p><p>Long-time Montpelier lobbyist Michael Sirotkin has taken the oath of office to replace his late wife, Sally Fox, in the Vermont Senate. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 04:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 83666 at http://wamc.org Sirotkin Replaces Late Wife In Vermont Senate Spouse Appointed To Fill Vermont Senate Seat http://wamc.org/post/spouse-appointed-fill-vermont-senate-seat <p></p><p></p><p>Governor Shumlin has appointed the husband of a late state senator to fill her seat. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 00:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 82691 at http://wamc.org Spouse Appointed To Fill Vermont Senate Seat Vermont Legislature Adjourns Session http://wamc.org/post/vermont-legislature-adjourns-session-0 <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont Legislature ended the first half of its biennium Tuesday night, bringing the 2013 session to a close. Wed, 15 May 2013 16:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 64729 at http://wamc.org Vermont Legislature Adjourns Session Vermont Senate Gives Aid-in-Dying Backers a Scare http://wamc.org/post/vermont-senate-gives-aid-dying-backers-scare <p></p><p></p><p>The day after the Vermont Senate passed legislation allowing doctors to provide lethal medication to terminally ill patients who request it, legislators gave backers of the bill a scare. Fri, 10 May 2013 15:13:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 64297 at http://wamc.org Vermont Senate Gives Aid-in-Dying Backers a Scare Vermont Senate Compromise Likely on Aid-in-Dying http://wamc.org/post/vermont-senate-compromise-likely-aid-dying <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont Senate is poised to debate a compromise proposal on aid-in-dying legislation that supporters are giving a strong chance of passage. Thu, 09 May 2013 01:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 64197 at http://wamc.org Vermont Senate Compromise Likely on Aid-in-Dying Vermont Senate Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana http://wamc.org/post/vermont-senate-votes-decriminalize-marijuana <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont Senate has approved legislation that would remove criminal penalties and replace them with civil fines like a traffic ticket for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana. Tue, 07 May 2013 23:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 64096 at http://wamc.org Vermont Senate Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana