Vermont Senate

North Country News
9:15 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Vermont Senate Passes Stun Gun Training Bill

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The Vermont Senate has passed a bill calling for enhanced police training on the use of electronic stun guns.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Vermont Senate Considers $1.4 Billion Budget

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The Vermont Senate is debating a $1.44 billion general fund budget, with increases for Medicaid providers, health care for retired teachers and affordable housing.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Vermont Senate To Debate Lyme Disease Bill

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Doctors and other health professionals would be immune from professional conduct charges if they pursued a hotly debated course of treatment for Lyme disease under a bill given preliminary approval by the Vermont Senate.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

VT Bill Targets 'Bait-And-Switch' On Sick Days

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The Vermont Senate has voted to support a bill that says if employers offer sick days, they can't penalize workers who take them.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Sirotkin Replaces Late Wife In Vermont Senate

Michael Sirotkin
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Long-time Montpelier lobbyist Michael Sirotkin has taken the oath of office to replace his late wife, Sally Fox, in the Vermont Senate.

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North Country News
7:30 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Spouse Appointed To Fill Vermont Senate Seat

Michael Sirotkin
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Governor Shumlin has appointed the husband of a late state senator to fill her seat.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Vermont Legislature Adjourns Session

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The Vermont Legislature ended the first half of its biennium Tuesday night, bringing the 2013 session to a close.

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North Country News
11:13 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Vermont Senate Gives Aid-in-Dying Backers a Scare

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The day after the Vermont Senate passed legislation allowing doctors to provide lethal medication to terminally ill patients who request it, legislators gave backers of the bill a scare.

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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
7:15 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Vermont Senate Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana

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The Vermont Senate has approved legislation that would remove criminal penalties and replace them with civil fines like a traffic ticket for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana.

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