Vermont Governor Confident Death with Dignity Will Pass

Nov 28, 2012

Governor Peter Shumlin says he confident that the Vermont Legislature will pass marijuana decriminalization and death with dignity or what opponents call physician-assisted suicide legislation this session.

The Democratic governor also said Tuesday at his weekly press conference that he believes that other bills that he supports that would allow home-based childcare providers to unionize and immigrant dairy farm workers to get drivers' licenses in Vermont will also pass.

Shumlin says the four bills are "the right thing to do."

He predicts the Legislature will have an ambitious session but have to make some tough financial choices, as the state grapples with a $50 to $70 million budget deficit.

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin
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