Vermont Legislature

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9:45 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Vermont Governor and Lawmakers Reach Deal on Budget, Taxes

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and legislative leaders say they've reached a deal on a budget and taxes for the coming fiscal year that they say won't require any additional tax increases.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Vermont Lawmakers Work Towards Adjournment

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Vermont lawmakers have a heavy agenda this week as they work to end the session by Saturday.

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North Country News
10:30 am
Sat May 4, 2013

GMO Labeling Won't Pass This Year in Vermont

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With just a week or two to go in this year's Vermont Legislative session, it's becoming clear that lawmakers won't pass a bill requiring labels on genetically modified food.

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North Country News
7:30 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Vermont Lawmakers Get Good Revenue News

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Vermont lawmakers grappling with how much new revenue they need to raise in the coming fiscal year just got some welcome news.

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North Country News
7:30 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Welfare-to-Work Focus of Vermont Budget Debate

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The Vermont program for getting people off public assistance and into the workforce is drawing debate at both ends of the Statehouse.

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North Country News
7:30 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Vermont House Beats Back Bid for F-35 Debate

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The Vermont House has rejected a series of attempts to debate the basing of the F-35 fighter jet in Burlington.

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North Country News
9:15 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Vermont House Backs Marijuana Decriminalization

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The Vermont House has advanced a bill that would change the offense of possessing up to an ounce of marijuana from a misdemeanor crime to a civil offense similar to a speeding violation.

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North Country News
10:45 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Vermont Bill Would Remove Hurtful Words from Laws

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A Vermont House committee is taking testimony on a bill that would update Vermont's sometimes centuries-old laws to remove words like "imbecile" and "idiot" and replace them with more modern and respectful language.

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North Country News
4:51 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Vermont Senate Committee Passes Immigrant License Bill

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A Vermont Senate committee has passed a bill that would allow immigrant farmworkers to get state driver's licenses.

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North Country News
4:52 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Vermont Senate Passes Scaled-Down Wind Bill

The Vermont Senate has advanced a bill calling for more study of large-scale renewable energy development in Vermont, while taking out several provisions sought by foes of mountaintop wind power.

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