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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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New England News
8:49 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Vt. Lawmakers To Grapple With Death, Licenses

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Vermont lawmakers have a heavy agenda set for today.

On the Senate's calendar is a bill that would allow Vermont doctors to prescribe lethal medications to terminally ill patients who request it. Two sharply different bills have passed the House and the Senate previously. Up for debate in the Senate is whether to concur with the House version.

The House, meanwhile, is to take up final approval of a bill that would grant a new sort of Vermont driver's license called a driver's privilege card to guest workers who can't prove they're in the country legally.

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