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North Country News
9:30 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Vermont Lawmaker Causes Offense With Race Comments

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Some Vermont lawmakers are taking offense at comments made by one of their colleagues regarding African-Americans moving into the Rutland area.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Vermont House Seeks To Protect Kids From Toxics

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The Vermont House has given final approval to a bill to protect children from exposure to toxic chemicals.

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North Country News
10:45 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Vermont House Supports Studying Pot Legalization

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The Vermont House has passed a measure calling for a study of marijuana legalization, while a Senate committee looks at cracking down on drivers impaired by drugs.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Minimum Wage Increase Moves To Vermont Senate

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The Vermont House on Wednesday gave final approval to an increase in the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 per hour from the current $8.73, to take effect in January. But Governor Peter Shumlin prefers moving to $10.10 in stages by 2017.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Vermont House Approves January Minimum Wage Increase

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The Vermont House passed a bill Wednesday afternoon  that would make the state the first in the country to cross the $10 mark in its minimum wage.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Vermont House Bucks Shumlin, Speeds Wage Hike

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The Vermont House is going against the wishes of Governor Peter Shumlin by calling for an increase in the state's minimum wage to $10.10 per hour starting in January, rather than 2017.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Shumlin Appoints Walz New Vermont House Member

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Governor Peter Shumlin has appointed Tommy Walz of Barre to fill the Vermont House seat left vacant by the recent resignation of Representative Tess Taylor.

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North Country News
10:10 am
Sat March 22, 2014

VT Bill Calls For Study Of Rural Police Coverage

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The Vermont House has endorsed a bill calling for a study of police coverage in rural parts of the state, backing away from immediately calling for an end to the practice of Vermont State Police contracting with small towns.

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North Country News
11:00 am
Sat March 15, 2014

House Panel Presses Administration On School Taxes

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Members of the tax-writing committee in the Vermont House are expressing frustration with the administration of Governor Peter Shumlin over school property taxes.

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North Country News
3:30 pm
Sat February 15, 2014

VT House Passes Ban On Cellphones While Driving

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The Vermont House has passed and sent to the Senate a bill banning the use of hand-held cellphones and other electronic devices while driving.

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