Vermont Senate

The Vermont Senate has taken a key vote in support of a trimmed-down bill that sets some new restrictions on firearms ownership.

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The Vermont Senate is set to confront one of the most hotly debated bills of the 2015 legislative session — one tightening rules for firearms possession.

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

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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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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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