Vermont Legislature

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


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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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.


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

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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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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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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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.