Vermont Legislature

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

Vermont Lawmakers Prepare Child Protection Proposals

Credit Pixabay/Public Domain

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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
New England News
10:20 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Dems Lose Veto-Proof Majority In Vermont House

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Democrats in the Vermont House have lost their working veto-proof majority, but Democrats still have two-thirds plus one in the Senate.

Read more
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.

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

Vermont Welfare-To-Work Program Gets More Generous

Credit Keven Law/Wikimedia Commons

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.

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

Vermont Legislature Adjourns Biennium Session

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

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

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

Vermont Legislature Adjourns Without Veto Session

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

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.

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

Vermont Lawmakers Have Differences Over Bills

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

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

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

Longtime Barre Town Representative Tom Koch Stepping Down

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

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

Read more

Pages