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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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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Campaign Finance Revisions Fail

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An attempt to delay implementation of Vermont’s new campaign finance law has been forestalled by the Vermont House.

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North Country News
10:30 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

VT House Advances Phoning-While-Driving Ban

The Vermont House has advanced a bill that would ban the use of all but hands-free cellphones and other electronic devices while driving.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

VT House Advances 'Net Metering' Bill

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The Vermont House has advanced legislation expanding a popular program allowing property owners to generate their own electricity and sell some of it back to their utilities.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

VT Lawmakers Call for 'Economic Rights'

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A group of Vermont lawmakers is calling for a new "bill of economic rights," including a sharply higher minimum wage, guaranteed paid sick days and a requirement that employers have just cause before firing anyone.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

VT House Advances Budget Adjustment Bill

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The Vermont House has given preliminary approval to a midyear budget adjustment bill that relies on higher-than-expected state revenues and reserve funds to boost spending for Medicaid and housing programs.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Vermont Legislature Convenes Session

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The 2014 session of the Vermont Legislature has begun with legislators facing a $70 million budget shortfall and is expected to focus on how the state can combat the abuse of opiate drugs.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

VT Lawmakers Voice Concerns on Energy Siting

Some Vermont lawmakers are voicing tough questions for a special panel that reviewed the state's process for siting wind turbines and other energy projects.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Vermont Legislature Adjourns Session

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The Vermont Legislature ended the first half of its biennium Tuesday night, bringing the 2013 session to a close.

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