Vermont Legislature

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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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North Country News
9:15 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

UVM Graduate Tuition Break Could End

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A bill up for debate in the Vermont House this week would end the in-state tuition break for University of Vermont graduate students.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Labor Advocates Push For passage Of Paid Time Off And Minimum Wage Bills

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A number of labor advocates were at the statehouse in Montpelier Tuesday to call on legislators to pass bills that would raise the state’s minimum wage to a livable wage and guarantee paid sick days for all employees.

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North Country News
10:30 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Key VT Senator Flips On Phone Ban While Driving

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A key roadblock to banning the use of hand-held electronic devices like cell phones in Vermont has been overcome with a key senator's change in position on the issue.

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North Country News
9:15 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Vermont 'Net Metering' Bill Looks In Good Shape

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The chairman of the Vermont House Natural Resources and Energy Committee says he's hopeful it will be smooth sailing for a bill that could nearly quadruple the amount of renewable energy the state gets from utility customers who use "net metering."

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Legislature Unlikely To Review Burlington Gun Measures This Session

Vermont Statehouse
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The gun control measures passed by Burlington voters on Town Meeting Day must also be approved by legislators in Montpelier. But it appears unlikely lawmakers will take up the measures before the end of this session.

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