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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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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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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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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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MIDDLEBURY - As reported in my Sept. 27 State House Headliners column, federal opposition to Vermont immigration policies has cost Vermont police an estimated $2.8 million in withheld drug-crime fighting U.S. Department of Justice grants. Read more

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MONTPELIER | A Rutland-based State House representative wants the state to study the connection between video games and school shootings. Read more

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