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Stories with organization: Vermont State General Assembly
  • Teen advocates to rally against e-cigarettes at State House 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 4:20 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Teen advocates will march to the Vermont State House in Montpelier this week as part of an effort to let lawmakers know about the dangers of e-cigarettes to lawmakers.

  • Correction: Vermont Lawmaker-Sex Charges story 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 10:34 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - In a story Feb. 5 about the upcoming sex-assault trial of suspended Vermont state Sen. Norman McAllister, The Associated Press reported erroneously on who had given rides home to one of the alleged victims. Defense attorney Brooks McArthur said one of the potential witnesses had given the rides, not that McArthur had done so.

  • Vermont restricting domestic abusers' access to guns 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 9:38 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - The need to protect potential victims in domestic violence cases helped lead the Vermont Legislature, which traditionally has been reluctant to restrict gun ownership, to take first steps toward making it harder for people with violent histories to get firearms.

  • Vermont lawmaker pleads not guilty to DUI charges 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 4:11 am

    BARRE, Vermont - A Vermont lawmaker has pleaded not guilty to charges he drove under the influence on his way to Barre last month.

  • Vermont Senate gives final approval to paid sick leave 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 4:01 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Senate has given final approval to a bill requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to workers.

  • Long-time clerk of the Vermont House Don Milne dies at 81 
    Updated: Jan-25-16 6:33 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Donald Milne, a long-time clerk of the Vermont House who started working at the Montpelier Statehouse in 1960, has died. He was 81.

  • Key Vermont lawmaker on legalization bill: No to homegrown 
    Updated: Jan-22-16 3:05 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - A state where a large cadre of home brewers coexists with a booming microbrew industry won't soon have an analogous situation with marijuana, if a key Vermont lawmaker gets his way.

  • Vermont Senate votes to repeal school spending penalties 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 4:04 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont school boards are trying to follow the bouncing ball on education spending in Montpelier, and it's getting harder.

  • Committee opposes rule allowing ATV trail on public land 
    Updated: Jan-16-16 9:28 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - A Vermont legislative committee has rejected a proposed rule that would allow all-terrain vehicles on a short section of state land linking trails.

  • Vermont lawmakers told there could be limits on ethics panel 
    Updated: Jan-12-16 7:22 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Government and politics in Vermont traditionally have had a reputation for being pure as the driven snow, but recent events and tough scrutiny from a national group have prompted growing support around the Statehouse for creating a state ethics commission.

  • House speaker reacts to Campbell's support of GMO labeling 
    Updated: Jan-12-16 5:21 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont House Speaker Shap Smith says the Campbell Soup Company's support of mandatory national labeling for products containing genetically modified ingredients is a sign that Vermont is leading the way with its GMO labeling law.