Shap Smith http://wamc.org en Vermont Legislature To Focus On Money And Drugs http://wamc.org/post/vermont-legislature-focus-money-and-drugs <p>The Vermont Legislature is getting ready to convene for the 2014 session.</p><p>The leaders of the House and Senate say the session that is starting Tuesday will focus on erasing a projected $70 million state budget shortfall and grappling with the growing abuse of opium-based drugs that is wrecking&nbsp;lives and driving crime.</p><p>Democratic House Speaker Shap Smith and Senate President Pro Tem John Campbell say committees will begin work Tuesday.</p><p>Smith and Campbell say lawmakers will need to work hard to erase the projected budget deficit without raising taxes.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 13:16:25 +0000 Jaired Crofut 81255 at http://wamc.org Vermont Legislature To Focus On Money And Drugs Vt. Lawmakers To Hear About Plant Closing's Impact http://wamc.org/post/vt-lawmakers-hear-about-plant-closings-impact <p>Two Vermont House committees are planning a special trip to the state's southeast corner to hear about the impact of the impending closing of the Vermont&nbsp;Yankee nuclear plant.</p><p>On Oct. 28, the lawmakers travel to Vernon Elementary School to hear from business and other local leaders from 1:30 to 4:30 in the afternoon and from the general public from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:36:45 +0000 Jaired Crofut 75960 at http://wamc.org Vt. Lawmakers To Hear About Plant Closing's Impact Vermont Representative Poirier Confirms Run for House Speaker http://wamc.org/post/vermont-representative-poirier-confirms-run-house-speaker <p>It's official.</p><p></p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 52018 at http://wamc.org Vermont Representative Poirier Confirms Run for House Speaker