Vermont Legislature

New England News
8:40 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Gavels Fall On New Session Of Vermont Legislature

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The gavels fell Wednesday in the Vermont House and Senate marking the start of the 2015-2016 legislative term.

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New England News
5:15 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Conversation With Vermont Speaker On New Legislative Session

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The Vermont legislative session began a new biennium Wednesday as new House and Senate are sworn in.  Democrat Shap Smith was re-elected Speaker of the House.  North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with Smith as he prepared for the upcoming session.

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New England News
1:50 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Health Reform Critics Dismayed By House Committee Reassignment

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

A House member critical of some of Vermont’s health care reform measures is expected to be removed from the House Health Care Committee.

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New England News
12:20 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Vermont Legislature Begins New Biennium This Week

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Vermont Legislature returns to Montpelier this week to begin a new biennium.

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New England News
11:15 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

Shumlin Says He's Not Worried About Vote

Republican Scott Milne (left) and Democrat Peter Shumlin (right)
Credit milneforvermont.org/Shumlin for Governor

Governor Peter Shumlin says he will not be campaigning in the days leading up to the special January 8th  vote in which the Legislature picks Vermont's next governor.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

Group Running Ads Urging Legislature To Vote For Milne For Governor

Republican Scott Milne (left) and Democrat Peter Shumlin (right)
Credit milneforvermont.org/Shumlin for Governor

Depending on who you ask, the Vermont gubernatorial campaign was either decided in November or is still up for grabs. Because no one received 50 percent of the vote, the state Constitution requires the Legislature to choose the winner when it convenes in January. A new ad campaign is starting today that hopes to convince legislators to elect Republican Scott Milne over incumbent Peter Shumlin, even though Shumlin got more of the popular vote.

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New England News
5:45 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Milne Discusses Legislative Gubernatorial Vote

Scott Milne (left) and Peter Shumlin (right)
Credit milneforvermont.org/Shumlin for Governor

In Vermont’s gubernatorial election, no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote. The state Constitution requires in such cases that the Legislature then choose a winner when it convenes in January. While at the Statehouse in Montpelier, WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with some of the key players as the legislative vote looms.

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New England News
10:15 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Vermont Lawmakers Prepare Child Protection Proposals

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The co-chair of the Vermont Legislature's special Committee on Child Protection says the group is going to propose a number of new laws that members hope will close gaps in the child  welfare system identified in the aftermath of the deaths of two toddlers.

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New England News
2:15 pm
Sat November 8, 2014

Vermont GOP Eager To Work On Bipartisan Goals

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Vermont Republican leaders say they're eager to work with Democrats to solve the challenges facing the state.

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New England News
9:40 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Vermont GOP Leaders Say Lawmakers Can Vote Belief On Governor

Republican Scott Milne (left) and Democrat Peter Shumlin (right)
Credit milneforvermont.org/Shumlin for Governor

Vermont Republican legislative leaders say their party members can vote their consciences in the upcoming balloting to choose the next governor.

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