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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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New England News
8:49 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Vt. Lawmakers To Grapple With Death, Licenses

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Vermont lawmakers have a heavy agenda set for today.

On the Senate's calendar is a bill that would allow Vermont doctors to prescribe lethal medications to terminally ill patients who request it. Two sharply different bills have passed the House and the Senate previously. Up for debate in the Senate is whether to concur with the House version.

The House, meanwhile, is to take up final approval of a bill that would grant a new sort of Vermont driver's license called a driver's privilege card to guest workers who can't prove they're in the country legally.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Vermont Senate Approves Tax Bill, Turns to Budget

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The Vermont Senate has voted to raise $9.4 million in new revenues to support a $1.3 billion general fund budget, in part by capping the deduction that homeowners can take from their state income taxes for mortgage interest.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Vermont Senate Supports Board: No Pets in Hair Salons

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The Vermont Senate is supporting a state board's ruling that pets don't belong in barber shops and beauty parlors.

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North Country News
9:30 am
Sat April 20, 2013

Vermont Senate Passes Fuel Tax Increases

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The Vermont Senate has pulled back somewhat on a gasoline tax increase passed by the House, but has made up for that by increasing the diesel tax.

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North Country News
4:59 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Vermont Senate Advances Immigrant License Bill

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The Vermont Senate has advanced legislation aimed at allowing workers on Vermont farms to become legal drivers despite the fact that they may be in the country illegally.

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North Country News
5:54 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Vermont Senate to Consider Immigrant Licenses

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The Vermont Senate is expected to take up a bill that would allow immigrant farm workers to get driver's licenses in Vermont.

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