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While the $15 minimum wage, paid family leave, and unrestricted abortion bills have received most of the press, other bills have passed Vermont House and Senate relatively unnoticed. Read more

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According to Vermont Senate bill S113, approved by the 2019 Legislature and now awaiting approval on Gov. Phil Scott’s desk, the statewide ban on point-of-sale plastic bags, straws and coffee stirrers will take effect July 1, 2020. Read more

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Pot-legal Oregon is seeing more young people suffering from psychosis due to heavy marijuana consumption as adolescents, reports the Mail-Tribune, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Oregon newspaper. Read more

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A proposed Vermont Senate change to a House tax bill could make timber harvesting more expensive, with serious longterm impacts on Vermont forestland sustainability and the state’s $1.5 billion forestry products industry. Read more

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Vermont legislators are determined to get a grip on rental resources as well those home remodelers working across the state. Read more

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Just last week, the ‘smart money’ in Montpelier was saying the ‘tax and regulate’ marijuana legalization train couldn’t be stopped. No matter how many real-life problems were raised, the momentum was said to be unstoppable. Read more

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The Vermont House Transportation Committee is considerng a Senate bill to expand the annual registered vehicle inspection to include inspection of emissions or on-board diagnostic systems for all vehicles up to 10 years old. Read more

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Recently, the Vermont House passed a bill that raised taxes on the wrong people to support a worthy cause for, in large measure, the wrong reasons. Read more

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Last week, Vermont Rep. Maxine Grad (D-Moretown), chairwoman of the House Judiciary Committee, told gun rights supporters at a public hearing to stop waving small United States flags. Why? Read more

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H439, a Vermont bill to double the tax on most home heating fuels, passed the Vermont House this afternoon after lengthy debate. Read more

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Rev. Rosaire Bisson, assistant pastor at the Christ Community Alliance Church in Barre, was suspended from giving devotions before the Vermont Senate for a year after he spoke in January about “everyone’s right to life.” Read more

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As Monteplier correspondent Guy Page reported in these pages last week, the Vermont Legislature has the discretion to fund, modify, or not fund thousands of current and proposed line items that comprise the proposed 2020 General Fund budget... Read more

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The Vermont House of Representatives has introduced 515 bills to date and is on pace to hit the 1,000-bill mark this biennium for the first time this century. Read more

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The Democrats’ Green New Deal’s dismissal of nuclear power dooms it to failure as a realistic plan to reduce carbon emissions, according to some climate change experts. Read more

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MONTPELIER | On Feb. 6, an estimated 700 opponents of House Bill 57, the unrestricted abortion law, braved icy roads to attend a public hearing at the Vermont State House. Read more

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MONTPELIER | Rep. Heidi Scheuermann (R-Stowe) is preparing legislation to slow implementation of Act 46, the controversial school consolidation law. Read more

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MONTPELIER | To listen to the renewable power industry and its supporters in the Vermont Legislature, you might think carbon taxation is the only certain way to reduce CO2 emissions. Read more

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MONTPELIER | Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vermont) is among the estimated 70 members of Congress who have declined pay during the shutdown of the U.S. government, according to a Jan. 10 CNN story... Read more

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MONTPELIER | To listen to the renewable power industry and its supporters in the Vermont Legislature, you might think carbon taxation is the only certain way to reduce CO2 emissions. Read more

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The Vermont State Police (VSP), under pressure by anti-Israel groups, last November backed out of an all-expenses-paid counter-terrorism seminar last month in Israel. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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While the $15 minimum wage, paid family leave, and unrestricted abortion bills have received most of the press, other bills have passed Vermont House and Senate relatively unnoticed. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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According to Vermont Senate bill S113, approved by the 2019 Legislature and now awaiting approval on Gov. Phil Scott’s desk, the statewide ban on point-of-sale plastic bags, straws and coffee stirrers will take effect July 1, 2020. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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Pot-legal Oregon is seeing more young people suffering from psychosis due to heavy marijuana consumption as adolescents, reports the Mail-Tribune, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Oregon newspaper. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund photo

A proposed Vermont Senate change to a House tax bill could make timber harvesting more expensive, with serious longterm impacts on Vermont forestland sustainability and the state’s $1.5 billion forestry products industry. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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Just last week, the ‘smart money’ in Montpelier was saying the ‘tax and regulate’ marijuana legalization train couldn’t be stopped. No matter how many real-life problems were raised, the momentum was said to be unstoppable. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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The Vermont House Transportation Committee is considerng a Senate bill to expand the annual registered vehicle inspection to include inspection of emissions or on-board diagnostic systems for all vehicles up to 10 years old. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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H439, a Vermont bill to double the tax on most home heating fuels, passed the Vermont House this afternoon after lengthy debate. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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Photo by Guy Page

Rev. Rosaire Bisson, assistant pastor at the Christ Community Alliance Church in Barre, was suspended from giving devotions before the Vermont Senate for a year after he spoke in January about “everyone’s right to life.” Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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The Vermont House of Representatives has introduced 515 bills to date and is on pace to hit the 1,000-bill mark this biennium for the first time this century. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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The Democrats’ Green New Deal’s dismissal of nuclear power dooms it to failure as a realistic plan to reduce carbon emissions, according to some climate change experts. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MONTPELIER | Rep. Heidi Scheuermann (R-Stowe) is preparing legislation to slow implementation of Act 46, the controversial school consolidation law. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MONTPELIER | To listen to the renewable power industry and its supporters in the Vermont Legislature, you might think carbon taxation is the only certain way to reduce CO2 emissions. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MONTPELIER | Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vermont) is among the estimated 70 members of Congress who have declined pay during the shutdown of the U.S. government, according to a Jan. 10 CNN story... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MONTPELIER | To listen to the renewable power industry and its supporters in the Vermont Legislature, you might think carbon taxation is the only certain way to reduce CO2 emissions. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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The Vermont State Police (VSP), under pressure by anti-Israel groups, last November backed out of an all-expenses-paid counter-terrorism seminar last month in Israel. Read more

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The Dec. 11 Rutland Herald editorial, titled “Classic Conundrum,” asks whether Vermont should tax fossil fuels as “the best, most effective way to limit greenhouse gas emissions” or pass because it’s “a tough sell,”... Read more

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Election Day results from Vermont and across the United States may profoundly affect state, national and global energy policy. Read more

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The leader of the new, veto-proof supermajority Vermont House Democratic caucus predicts the Legislature will seek action on three bills Gov. Phil Scott has opposed: Read more

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In pot-legal Oregon, “Reefer Madness” – schizophrenia – is a real and growing problem. Read more

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The Vermont House Republicans on Election Day lost the ability to sustain a veto by Gov. Phil Scott. Read more

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