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Newscast: Thursday, March 28, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
Thursday, 03/28/13
By Neal Charnoff
Newscast: Thursday, March 28, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
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VPR News
House Committee Appears Set To Approve Marijuana Decriminalization
Thursday, 03/28/13
By Kirk Carapezza
A key House committee took testimony on Thursday about whether possessing small amounts of marijuana should be a civil offense, not a crime. In Montpelier, decriminalization was once considered one of the key issues of the legislative session, but it has recently taken a back seat.
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VPR News
Statehouse Schedule: Thursday, March 28, 2013
Thursday, 03/28/13
Statehouse Schedule: Thursday, March 28, 2013
VPR News
Tax Plan Passes By 30 Votes In Vt. House
Wednesday, 03/27/13
By Bob Kinzel
The Vermont House has given its preliminary approval to a $26 million tax package to help balance the state budget for next year.  But the plan faces the strong opposition of Governor Peter Shumlin.
VPR News
Vt. House Advances Lake Shore Protection Bill
Wednesday, 03/27/13
The Vermont House has advanced a bill aimed at enhancing the protection of Vermont's lakes from the damaging effects of some shoreline development. But environmental groups say the bill has been significantly watered down.
VPR News
VPR Newscast: Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
Wednesday, 03/27/13
By Neal Charnoff
VPR Newscast: Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
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VPR News
Newscast: Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 12:04 p.m.
Wednesday, 03/27/13
By Mitch Wertlieb
Newscast: Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 12:04 p.m.
VPR News
Chair Of Green Mountain Care Health Board Resigns
Wednesday, 03/27/13
By Kirk Carapezza
On Wednesday, the woman who has led the Shumlin administration's health care overhaul for the past two years announced that she's leaving state government at a critical juncture for the effort.
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Vermont Edition
Governor Peter Shumlin
Thursday, 03/28/13
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Peter Shumlin discusses the budget and tax proposals being considered by the Legislature.
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VPR News
Vt. Supreme Court Hears Cases At VLS
Wednesday, 03/27/13
By Jane Lindholm
Vermont Law School professor, Cheryl Hanna, speaks with Vermont Edition about the oral arguments the Vermont court is hearing today at the Vermont Law School and the court's tradition of hearing them out in a public venue.
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VPR News
Payments To Dairy Farmers Are Delayed
Tuesday, 03/26/13
By Patti Daniels
Vermont dairy farmers won't get payments on time from a federal milk pricing program. The payments are stalled due to wrangling over federal funding.
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VPR News
House Budget Would Cap Welfare Benefits
Tuesday, 03/26/13
By Kirk Carapezza
The Vermont House is preparing to debate the budget and a number of new tax proposals this week, and House leaders are already trying to line up votes for a $1.3 billion plan that includes a contentious bid to cap welfare benefits.
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VPR News
Newscast: Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
Tuesday, 03/26/13
By Neal Charnoff
Newscast: Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
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VPR News
Vt. Senate Passes Modified Renewable Energy Bill
Tuesday, 03/26/13
By Bob Kinzel
The Senate has rejected legislation that would have given local towns more clout in the state review of energy projects that are proposed for their communities. Instead, lawmakers backed an effort that calls for a statewide study of the impact of the projects in the future.
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VPR News
Newscast: Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 12:04 p.m.
Tuesday, 03/26/13
By Mitch Wertlieb
Newscast: Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 12:04 p.m.
VPR News
Statehouse Schedule: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Tuesday, 03/26/13
Statehouse Schedule: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
VPR News
Scott Says He Supports Giving Towns Say In Energy Projects
Monday, 03/25/13
By Bob Kinzel
Lt. Gov. Phil Scott is ready to break a tie vote in favor of legislation that has developed into one of the most contentious bills of the session: How to decide where to build energy projects.
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VPR News
Newscast: Monday, March 25, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
Monday, 03/25/13
By Neal Charnoff
Newscast: Monday, March 25, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
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VPR News
Hopes Dim For Passing Meaningful Climate Change Legislation
Tuesday, 03/26/13
By Kirk Carapezza
For the first time this legislative session, the full Vermont Senate will debate renewable energy on Tuesday. In Montpelier, though, some lawmakers' hopes of passing meaningful climate change legislation that might reduce greenhouse gas emissions have already collided with the state's fiscal reality.
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VPR News
This Week In The Legislature: March 25, 2013
Monday, 03/25/13
By Jane Lindholm
VPR News Director, Ross Sneyd, talks about the week ahead in the legislature.
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VPR News
Statehouse Schedule: Monday, March 26, 2013
Monday, 03/25/13
Statehouse Schedule: Monday, March 26, 2013
VPR News
Emergency Unemployment Cut by Federal Budget Cuts
Sunday, 03/24/13
The Vermont Department of Labor says federal budget cuts are being made to emergency unemployment benefits.
VPR News
Newscast: Friday, March 22, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
Friday, 03/22/13
By Neal Charnoff
Newscast: Friday, March 22, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
VPR News
Vt. House Committee Raises Taxes, Shumlin Objects
Friday, 03/22/13
By Kirk Carapezza
A key House committee has given preliminary approval to a tax package that would raise roughly $26 million, putting it on a collision course with the governor because it includes provisions he opposes.
VPR News
NRC Probes Entergy Finances After Yankee's Value Drops
Friday, 03/22/13
By John Dillon
Federal regulators want more information about Entergy Corp.'s finances after the company dramatically dropped the value of its Vermont Yankee plant.
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