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Stories with organization: Vermont State General Assembly
  • Progressive Vermont candidate gets Sanders boost 
    Updated: May-25-16 12:21 am

    BURLINGTON, Vermont - Vermont Rep. Chris Pearson, a Progressive Party candidate for the state Senate from Chittenden County, has received a big and unexpected boost from Bernie Sanders.

  • Decision by charged senator to seek re-election not popular 
    Updated: May-24-16 4:42 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - A state senator's decision to seek re-election despite facing trial next month on felony sexual assault charges is not drawing much support from senior colleagues.

  • GMO labeling supporters: Vermont law creating momentum in NY 
    Updated: May-24-16 1:19 pm

    ALBANY, New York - Vermont's first-in-the-nation law requiring GMO labeling is giving fresh momentum to efforts to pass a similar measure in New York state.

  • Vermont House Speaker to run for lieutenant governor 
    Updated: May-18-16 3:03 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont House Speaker Shap Smith, who dropped out of the race for governor last year because his wife was being treated for breast cancer, is now making a bid for lieutenant governor.

  • Sanders: Montana primary vote matters as race nears end story has photos
    Updated: May-12-16 1:08 am

    BILLINGS, Montana - U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders told supporters in Montana Wednesday that he faces a "steep climb" to close Hillary Clinton's lead in the Democratic presidential primary, but still has a chance to get more voter-backed delegates than his rival.

  • Vermont advocate: Not a bad legislative session 
    Updated: May-11-16 12:25 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - A leading advocate for low-income and disabled Vermonters says despite a tight budget year it was not a bad session at the Vermont Legislature.

  • Mayor: lawmakers' approval is milestone for mall project 
    Updated: May-10-16 12:15 am

    BURLINGTON, Vermont - The mayor of the city of Burlington says the Vermont Legislature's approval of a 10-year extension of special financing district for the Burlington waterfront is a major step forward for the redevelopment of the Burlington Town Center Mall.

  • Lawmakers approve budget, energy siting and revenue bills 
    Updated: May-07-16 2:31 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Legislature wrapped up this year's session just after midnight, agreeing on bills to raise $49 million in new revenue and voting to give municipalities and regional planning commissions more say on where solar and wind-powered projects should go, as long as they're in line with state goals.

  • Correction: Vermont Legislature story 
    Updated: May-07-16 10:38 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - In a story May 5 about in the Vermont Legislature, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a forestry-related bill gave landowners some protection from neighbors' nuisance lawsuits when they do logging on their land. That provision was pulled from the bill before passage.

  • The Latest: Lawmakers predicting Saturday adjournment 
    Updated: May-06-16 3:22 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Latest on Vermont Legislature (all times local):

  • Legal pot supporters see hopes dim in Vermont 
    Updated: May-02-16 9:54 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Key legislative leaders said Monday they doubted they could muster support in the House for a Senate-passed bill legalizing marijuana in Vermont, and delayed until Tuesday a vote on compromise legislation calling for expanded decriminalization.

  • The Latest: House delays action on marijuana bill 
    Updated: May-02-16 9:01 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Latest on Vermont marijuana legalization bill (all times local):