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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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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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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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The Vermont House Health Care Committee has brought out a bill (H.524) that at best has nothing to recommend it, and at worst, would make Vermont’s health care situation worse for thousands of innocent people. 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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On Feb. 10, VTDigger political columnist Jon Margolis declared that “the carbon tax is dead.” 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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Kudos to the Vermont Senate for passing a bill requiring that senate districts “shall have a maximum of three members.” Read more

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MIDDLEBURY - Addison County independent candidate for the Vermont State Senate Marie Audet, a resident of Bridport, reacted strongly to an Addison Independent newspaper column last week which she described as satirizing the sexual abuse of women. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Paul D. Ralston, a 2018 independent candidate for state senate, made a cryptic statement last week which indicates he is either considering withdrawing from the race or is not expecting to win it. Read more

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ADDISON | Addison County resident and dairy farmer Peter Briggs has announced that he will seek, for a second time, the Vermont State Senate seat in Addison County. Read more

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After refusing pleas last month by at least two Vermont doctors’ organizations to listen to physicians about the medically-appropriate uses of marijuana... Read more

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MONTPELIER | Gov. Phil Scott announced the appointment of Randy Brock, of Swanton, to represent the Franklin District in the Vermont State Senate. Read more

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MONTPELIER — The Republican former gubernatorial candidate who nearly defeated Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) in 2014 kicked off a campaign to challenge Democrat U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy in the November election. Read more

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MONTPELIER — Priority legislation passed by the Vermont Senate to address the state’s renewable siting problems is facing serious headwinds in the House. Read more

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