Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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New England News
6:30 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Regional Governors Testify On Transportation Issues

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Among the key bills the new Congress will consider is transportation and infrastructure funding. It will also review the Highway Trust Fund, due to become insolvent at the end of May.  Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin was among governors testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works today about state-level transportation funding concerns.

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New England News
2:05 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Vermont Attorney General Discusses Legal Issues Facing State

Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell
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The Vermont legislature passed a law last session requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods.  It was immediately challenged by major food producers.  Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell is defending the law. That was among the topics he discussed earlier this week with WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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New England News
10:45 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Natural Resources Agency Lawyer To Head Resources Board

The top lawyer for the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources will  become the next chair of the Natural Resources Board.

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New England News
9:15 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Vermont House Moves To Ban Plastic Abrasive Microbeads

Vermont Statehouse
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The Vermont House has endorsed a measure to ban so-called microbeads from personal-care products sold in the state.

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New England News
8:40 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Vermont Calls More GMO Hearings, Extends Comment Deadline

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The Vermont Attorney General's office is calling a second public hearing on the state's rules to implement the ban on genetically modified organisms.

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New England News
7:30 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Vermont Takes 2nd Look At Aid-In-Dying Law

Vermont Statehouse
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The first legislature in the country to pass an aid-in-dying law may revisit the issue, as a key backer says changes to take effect in mid-2016 would remove too many patient protections.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Farm Bureau Discusses Legislative Priorities

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At the same time the Assembly treads water as majority Democrats decide the future of the speakership, the New York State Farm Bureau outlined its legislative priorities for the year during a conference call this morning.

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New England News
12:45 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

State Officials Outline Enhanced Water Quality Initiatives

Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell (left), Vermont Agriculture Secretary Chuck Ross (center) and Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner David Mears (right) at St. Albans meeting
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Vermont officials have outlined new steps to address agricultural pollution in Lake Champlain that emphasize stewardship and enhanced accountability.

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New England News
10:10 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Nearly 150-Year-Old Church Goes On Sale

First Baptist Church, Brattleboro
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A nearly 150-year-old church is going to be put up for sale in Brattleboro, Vermont.

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New England News
8:40 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Vermont Adds Enforcement To Lake Champlain Cleanup Tools

Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell (left), Vermont Agriculture Secretary Chuck Ross (center) and Vermont DEC Commissioner David Mears (right) at water quality meeting January 26, 2015
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Vermont's top officials say legal enforcement of water quality rules on the state's farmers is going to be one of the tools that will be used to help clean up Lake Champlain.

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