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The 2019 Vermont legislative session is now history, and it’s worth taking stock of its accomplishments, both positive and negative. Read more

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Last week, Gov. Phil Scott signed three bills which will go a long way in supporting the state’s economic and workforce development efforts. Read more

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Last November, almost anyone running for office in Vermont was reminded as to just how intolerant the electorate has become. Anyone with the letter “R” next to his or her name, unless running unopposed, was summarily voted out of office. 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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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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The creation of a universal paid family medical leave system in Vermont would give security to workers who require time off to recover from an illness or welcome a new child and to businesses who rely on qualified and experienced employees. 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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MIDDLEBURY | Supporters of a planned boycott against seven Vermont companies, whose CEOs have publicly supported a state carbon tax, suggest that several state legislators with active links to “green” companies operating within the state have a... Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Danforth Pewter, a Middlebury based company, has been targeted, along with other firms, in a planned boycott by a group of anti-carbon tax citizen groups. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Middlebury’s downtown park, a community arts center and a proposed riverfront park are among the nine Vermont projects selected to receive Vermont Public Places Awards this year. Read more

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MONTPELIER | A celebration of the Vermont Farm-to-School and Childcare Grant Program took place at the Vermont State House last week. 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 | The Vermont Bar Association sponsored a Martin Luther King Jr. poster-essay contest to celebrate the life and message of the late civil rights leader. 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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The Vermont House Republicans on Election Day lost the ability to sustain a veto by Gov. Phil Scott. 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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MONTPELIER | Bills about drones near prison, fireworks, marijuana odor, studying carbon taxation, the statewide voter checklist, campaign finance,  child fatality, human trafficking, vagrancy, animal cruelty and more... Read more

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In the Vermont State House this month there’s a move on to create a ‘Homeless Bill of Rights’. Read more

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As Vermont prepares for the July 1 legalization of “personal possession” of marijuana and next year’s looming legislative battle over full commercial cultivation and sale, there’s more bad news about the impact of marijuana use on suicide and traffic Read more

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