Vermont Legislature

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

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

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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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