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9:30 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Vermont House Passes GMO Labeling Bill

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The Vermont House has taken a final, and resounding, vote to pass a bill that's likely to make Vermont the first state with a labeling requirement for genetically modified foods.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Vermont Bill Sets Up Legal Defense Fund On GMOs

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A Vermont House committee appears comfortable with Senate changes to a bill to require labeling of genetically engineered foods.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Health Care Memo Stirs Critique

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As Vermont moves toward a single-payer health care system, legislators must consider numerous infrastructure and fiscal changes. This week, a memo from one of the legislature’s consultants outlining suggestions to retool the health system revamp emerged.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Vermont Senate Committee Hears Challenge Of Opiate Treatment

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Vermont lawmakers are learning of the challenges of meeting the needs of people in the state who are addicted to heroin and other drugs.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Minimum Wage Increase Moves To Vermont Senate

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The Vermont House on Wednesday gave final approval to an increase in the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 per hour from the current $8.73, to take effect in January. But Governor Peter Shumlin prefers moving to $10.10 in stages by 2017.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Vermont House Approves January Minimum Wage Increase

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The Vermont House passed a bill Wednesday afternoon  that would make the state the first in the country to cross the $10 mark in its minimum wage.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Shumlin Appoints Walz New Vermont House Member

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Governor Peter Shumlin has appointed Tommy Walz of Barre to fill the Vermont House seat left vacant by the recent resignation of Representative Tess Taylor.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Vermont House Passes School Tax Increases

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Vermont House members are expressing relief that they've been able to reduce increases in statewide school property taxes from what had been projected earlier.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Vermont Legislators Consider Timeline For Possible Minimum Wage Increase

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Vermont lawmakers are considering a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. But there’s debate over the timeframe for such an increase.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

VT House Rejects Higher Taxes On Rich

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The Vermont House has rejected raising income tax rates on top earners so the state can make up for cuts in federal support for food stamps.

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