Vermont Legislature http://wamc.org en Vermont Governor Signs Numerous Bills Into Law http://wamc.org/post/vermont-governor-signs-numerous-bills-law <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont’s governor has signed a number of bills into law over the past week and a half, including measures on energy efficiency, the minimum wage and tasers. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 92495 at http://wamc.org Vermont Governor Signs Numerous Bills Into Law Vermont Welfare-To-Work Program Gets More Generous http://wamc.org/post/vermont-welfare-work-program-gets-more-generous <p></p><p></p><p>Participants in Vermont's Reach Up welfare-to-work program will be seeing longer-lasting child care subsidies and an increase in the amount of income the program will disregard when calculating benefits. Wed, 14 May 2014 01:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 90367 at http://wamc.org Vermont Welfare-To-Work Program Gets More Generous Vermont Legislature Adjourns Biennium Session http://wamc.org/post/vermont-legislature-adjourns-biennium-session <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont Legislature adjourned over the weekend after passing budget and tax bills and legalizing some first in the nation measures. Tue, 13 May 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 90321 at http://wamc.org Vermont Legislature Adjourns Biennium Session Vermont Legislature Adjourns Without Veto Session http://wamc.org/post/vermont-legislature-adjourns-without-veto-session <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont Legislature has adjourned without setting a date to consider any gubernatorial vetoes, but the speaker of the House says he doesn't think a veto session will be needed. Mon, 12 May 2014 23:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 90258 at http://wamc.org Vermont Legislature Adjourns Without Veto Session Vermont Lawmakers Have Differences Over Bills http://wamc.org/post/vermont-lawmakers-have-differences-over-bills <p></p><p></p><p>Uncertainty appears to be growing around a planned adjournment of the Vermont Legislature for this weekend. Wed, 07 May 2014 01:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 89837 at http://wamc.org Vermont Lawmakers Have Differences Over Bills Longtime Barre Town Representative Tom Koch Stepping Down http://wamc.org/post/longtime-barre-town-representative-tom-koch-stepping-down <p></p><p></p><p>A long-serving and highly respected member of the Vermont House says he'll retire rather than seek re-election in the fall. Tue, 06 May 2014 23:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 89835 at http://wamc.org Longtime Barre Town Representative Tom Koch Stepping Down Vermont Lawmakers Busy, Gearing Up For Adjournment http://wamc.org/post/vermont-lawmakers-busy-gearing-adjournment <p></p><p></p><p>Police use of stun guns and drivers' use of cellphones are among the topics legislative leaders hope to finish during what is hoped to be the last week of the 2014 legislative session. Mon, 05 May 2014 23:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 89732 at http://wamc.org Vermont Lawmakers Busy, Gearing Up For Adjournment Vermont Lawmaker Causes Offense With Race Comments http://wamc.org/post/vermont-lawmaker-causes-offense-race-comments <p></p><p></p><p>Some Vermont lawmakers are taking offense at comments made by one of their colleagues regarding African-Americans moving into the Rutland area. Sat, 03 May 2014 01:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 89555 at http://wamc.org Vermont Lawmaker Causes Offense With Race Comments Vermont Lawmaker Sues To Get Health Finance Plan http://wamc.org/post/vermont-lawmaker-sues-get-health-finance-plan <p></p><p></p><p>A Vermont lawmaker is suing the Shumlin administration to get information about how the governor plans to pay for the universal health care system his administration plans to launch by 2017. Thu, 01 May 2014 03:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 89416 at http://wamc.org Vermont Lawmaker Sues To Get Health Finance Plan Vermont Legislature Gives Final Approval To GMO Labeling http://wamc.org/post/vermont-legislature-gives-final-approval-gmo-labeling <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont legislature has approved a bill making that would make the state the first in the country to mandate the labeling of food with genetically modified organisms. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 88962 at http://wamc.org Vermont Legislature Gives Final Approval To GMO Labeling