Vermont Senate

North Country News
11:48 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Senate Moves Forward On Controversial Renewable Energy Bill

Vermont Statehouse

The Vermont Senate moved a controversial energy bill forward Tuesday after removing most of the provisions causing problems.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Vermont Senate Moves Modified Assisted Death Bill to House

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC

The Vermont Senate has passed a physician-assisted suicide bill and moved it to the House chamber.  But the amended bill is substantially different than the original bill presented to lawmakers.

The Vermont Senate passed the “Patient Choice and Control at End of Life” bill late Thursday. It grants immunity from criminal or civil liability to health care professionals and family members when treating or helping a terminally ill patient who decides to end their own life.

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North Country News
9:25 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Vermont Senate Advances Public Union Agency Fees

The Vermont Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that calls on public employees who don't join their union to pay the union an agency fee for representing them in collective bargaining.

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5:00 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Vermont GOP Senate Candidate Says Push 'Long-Shot'

John MacGovern
MacGovern for U.S. Senate

Republican U.S. Senate candidate John MacGovern knows his effort to unseat Vermont's independent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is a long shot, but he's pushing forward, hoping an unexpected confluence of events could send him to Washington.

The 61-year-old Windsor man has only a tiny fraction of the $6.8 million that Sanders has available. He's had no official support from the national or state Republican parties and little name recognition.

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New England News
5:20 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

MacGovern Doesn't Want F-35 Planes at Vermont Airport


Republican U.S. Senate candidate John MacGovern says he doesn't think the U.S. Air Force should base F-35 fighter planes at the Burlington International Airport.

MacGovern says the area is incompatible with the next generation fighter plane that is louder than the F-16 plane now flown by the Vermont National Guard from the base.

MacGovern said it could be years before the Air Force phases out the F-16, which would give plenty of time for the Vermont Guard to find a new mission or redevelop the base.

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