Vermont Legislature

New England News
6:30 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Vermont Governor Signs Numerous Bills Into Law

Governor Peter Shumlin

Vermont’s governor has signed a number of bills into law over the past week and a half, including measures on energy efficiency, the minimum wage and tasers.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Vermont Welfare-To-Work Program Gets More Generous

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Participants in Vermont's Reach Up welfare-to-work program will be seeing longer-lasting child care subsidies and an increase in the amount of income the program will disregard when calculating benefits.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Vermont Legislature Adjourns Biennium Session

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The Vermont Legislature adjourned over the weekend after passing budget and tax bills and legalizing some first in the nation measures.

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North Country News
7:30 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Vermont Legislature Adjourns Without Veto Session

Vermont Statehouse
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The Vermont Legislature has adjourned without setting a date to consider any gubernatorial vetoes, but the speaker of the House says he doesn't think a veto session will be needed.

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North Country News
9:15 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Vermont Lawmakers Have Differences Over Bills

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Uncertainty appears to be growing around a planned adjournment of the Vermont Legislature for this weekend.

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New England News
7:45 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Longtime Barre Town Representative Tom Koch Stepping Down

Vermont Statehouse
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A long-serving and highly respected member of the Vermont House says he'll retire rather than seek re-election in the fall.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Vermont Lawmakers Busy, Gearing Up For Adjournment

Vermont Statehouse
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Police use of stun guns and drivers' use of cellphones are among the topics legislative leaders hope to finish during what is hoped to be the last week of the 2014 legislative session.

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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
11:30 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Vermont Lawmaker Sues To Get Health Finance Plan

Vermont Statehouse
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A Vermont lawmaker is suing the Shumlin administration to get information about how the governor plans to pay for the universal health care system his administration plans to launch by 2017.

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North Country News
5:45 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Vermont Legislature Gives Final Approval To GMO Labeling

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The Vermont legislature has approved a bill making that would make the state the first in the country to mandate the labeling of food with genetically modified organisms.

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