Vermont Legislature

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

Longtime Barre Town Representative Tom Koch Stepping Down

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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

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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

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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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North Country News
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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