Shap Smith

New England News
8:16 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Vermont Legislature To Focus On Money And Drugs

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The Vermont Legislature is getting ready to convene for the 2014 session.

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 lives and driving crime.

Democratic House Speaker Shap Smith and Senate President Pro Tem John Campbell say committees will begin work Tuesday.

Smith and Campbell say lawmakers will need to work hard to erase the projected budget deficit without raising taxes.

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New England News
7:36 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Vt. Lawmakers To Hear About Plant Closing's Impact

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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 Yankee nuclear plant.

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.

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WAMC News
5:30 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Vermont Representative Poirier Confirms Run for House Speaker

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It's official.

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