Vermont Legislature

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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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North Country News
9:15 am
Sat March 23, 2013

Vermont Senate Advances Tar Sands Regulation Bill

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The Vermont Senate has advanced legislation that would toughen environmental review over an oil pipeline if its use sees significant changes.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Vermont House Advances Bill to Stem Drug Abuse

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Vermont's public safety commissioner says he'll be back next year looking for warrantless police access to a state Health Department database of prescriptions written by Vermont doctors.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Vermont Bill Delayed after Complaining Law Firm Letter

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The Vermont Senate has delayed action on a bill toughening environmental reviews over possible changes in the use of a crude oil pipeline after the state's leading business law firm sent a letter outlining potential legal problems if the bill were to become law.

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Vermont House Debates Gasoline Tax Increase

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The Vermont House is debating a transportation budget bill that would raise gasoline taxes to help pay for road and bridge repairs.

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North Country News
12:35 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Lawmakers and Advocates Focus on Climate Change and Renewable Energy

Some lawmakers in Montpelier are focusing on climate change and renewable energy this week.  An advocacy group is releasing a renewable plan while testimony is given on how climate change is impacting business.

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