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Hillary Clinton would have a significant electoral advantage over Donald Trump in the general election, based on an NPR analysis.The Democratic former secretary of state would start out with already exactly enough electoral votes to win the presidency, 270-191, based on states considered safe, likely and to lean toward either candidate. The ratings, which will be updated at least monthly until Election Day, are based on fundamentals — historical trends and demographics, plus reporting and...
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Hillary Clinton would have a significant electoral advantage over Donald Trump in the general election, based on an NPR analysis.

The Democratic former secretary of state would start out with already exactly enough electoral votes to win the presidency, 270-191, based on states considered safe, likely and to lean toward either candidate. The ratings, which will be updated at least monthly until Election Day, are based on fundamentals — historical trends and demographics, plus reporting and polling (both public and private).

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Vermont Legislature

A Vermont Senate committee has voted to recommend to the full Senate that it suspend Senator Norm McAllister while criminal sex charges are pending against him.

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Franklin County Vermont state Senator Norm McAllister was arrested at the Statehouse in early May and charged with sexual assault, human trafficking and prohibited acts. The allegations include trading sex for rent payments.  A group of residents is now circulating a petition calling for his resignation.

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Vermont lawmakers passed a $5.5 billion budget with $30 million dollars in tax increases before ending their 2015 session Saturday night. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has a wrap-up.

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The Vermont Senate has passed its version of a bill to overhaul Vermont's public school system. It takes a less mandatory approach than a version passed earlier by the House.

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Senate lawmakers in Vermont have passed a house bill that would create criminal penalties for "revenge porn" — the sharing of explicit images of a person without consent.

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The Vermont Senate has given preliminary approval to pared-down economic development legislation, but its principal backer says he'll continue fighting to restore some of its initial provisions.

A Vermont Senate Committee is acknowledging that climate change is caused by people and lawmakers are renewing the state's commitment to reducing carbon emissions.

The Vermont Senate this afternoon passed a bill that sets new restrictions on gun ownership.  The battle lines are being drawn ahead of House debate.

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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