Vermont Legislature

North Country News
5:00 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Vermont Lawmakers Drop Campaign Finance Reform

Vermont Statehouse
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Vermont lawmakers finishing up their business for the year, but some items will not be completed before expected adjournment this evening.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Vermont Lawmakers Give in on Tax Changes

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Vermont lawmakers say they're giving up their effort this year to make the state's income tax more progressive.

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North Country News
11:18 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Group of Vermont Senators Want Citizens United Reversed

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A group of Vermont lawmakers is calling for a national constitutional convention to reverse the effects of the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision on campaign money.

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North Country News
11:21 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Vermont Senate Defeats Child Care Unionization Bid

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The Vermont Senate has beaten back another bid to pass legislation that would allow child care workers in the state to unionize for the purpose of negotiating subsidies and working conditions with the state.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Vermont Senate Compromise Likely on Aid-in-Dying

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The Vermont Senate is poised to debate a compromise proposal on aid-in-dying legislation that supporters are giving a strong chance of passage.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Vermont Governor and Lawmakers Reach Deal on Budget, Taxes

Vermont Statehouse
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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

Vermont Statehouse
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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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