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Vt. Senate Advances Tar Sands Bill
Friday, 03/22/13
The state Senate has advanced a bill that would toughen environmental review of an oil pipeline if its use changes.
VPR News
Analysis: Wind Debate, Nuclear Anniversary
Friday, 03/22/13
VPR's John Dillon looks at two energy stories: the legislative debate over S.30, a bill that would give towns the ability to veto a wind energy project, and the ongoing regulatory oversight of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, which has now been operating without state permission for one year.
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VPR News
Statehouse Schedule: Friday, March 22, 2013
Friday, 03/22/13
Statehouse Schedule: Friday, March 22, 2013
VPR News
Legislature Wants More Oversight Of Adult Protection Divison
Thursday, 03/21/13
A lawsuit filed against the state last year focused scrutiny on the department that investigates cases of elder abuse. But the governor says the Adult Protective Services program is well managed and doesn't need increased oversight that the Legislature wants.
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VPR News
Newscast: Thursday, March 21, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
Thursday, 03/21/13
By Neal Charnoff
Newscast: Thursday, March 21, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
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VPR News
House Advances Anti-Narcotics Bill
Friday, 03/22/13
By Kirk Carapezza
After weeks of studying Vermont's prescription drug problem, House lawmakers on Thursday advanced a sweeping bill that would address opiate addiction and abuse.
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A Vt. Congressman's Place In An Epic Political Battle
Thursday, 03/21/13
By Jane Lindholm
History writer Mark Bushnell talks about the epic battle between the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans over the future of the country and the role of Vermont congressman Matthew Lyon played in it.
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VPR News
Statehouse Schedule: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Thursday, 03/21/13
Statehouse Schedule: Thursday, March 21, 2013
VPR News
Shumlin Says He's Confident Vt. Yankee Will Close
Wednesday, 03/20/13
By John Dillon
Thursday marks a year from the date when Governor Peter Shumlin hoped the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant would shut down. Instead, the reactor is still operating and the state is locked in a legal battle in federal court with Yankee's owner, the Entergy Corporation.
VPR News
House Gives OK To Gas Tax Restructuring
Wednesday, 03/20/13
By Bob Kinzel
By a three to one margin, the Vermont House has given its preliminary approval to a bill that makes a significant change in the way that the state taxes the sale of gasoline.
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Vermont Edition
Senate President John Campbell
Thursday, 03/21/13
By Bob Kinzel
Senate President John Campbell discusses the key issues facing lawmakers, we hear about the political battle fought by Vermont congressman Matthew Lyon and learn about Killington Search and Rescue.
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VPR News
Statehouse Schedule: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Wednesday, 03/20/13
Statehouse Schedule: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
VPR News
Newscast: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
Tuesday, 03/19/13
By Neal Charnoff
Newscast: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
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Commentaries
Cyndy Bittinger: Malvine Cole
Tuesday, 03/19/13
By Cyndy Bittinger
Malvine Cole was a well known Vermont writer and activist, based in Jamaica and Stratton. At the Community College of Vermont, Cyndy Bittinger often teaches about many of the same issues Malvine addressed
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VPR News
Energy Bill Splits Environmentalists Over Role Of Act 250
Tuesday, 03/19/13
By John Dillon
A bill that would subject renewable energy projects to more regulation has bitterly divided environmentalists. Most mainstream environmental groups oppose the legislation, saying it presents unnecessary hurdles to clean energy projects.  
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VPR News
Newscast: Monday, March 18, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
Monday, 03/18/13
By Neal Charnoff
Newscast: Monday, March 18, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
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VPR News
Burlington, Winooski Schools Partner for Education
Monday, 03/18/13
By Kirk Carapezza
Vermont's political leaders visited Burlington High School Monday, highlighting a new initiative between Burlington and Winooski. The state's two most diverse school districts are working together to remodel and rethink their education systems, and they're getting a little help from civic leaders.
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VPR News
Crossover Deadline Passed By Vt. Legislature
Monday, 03/18/13
By Jane Lindholm
VPR News Editor, Ross Sneyd talks with Vermont Edition about the "crossover deadline" in the Vermont Legislature, where all bills are supposed to be voted out of the committee where they originated.
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VPR News
Statehouse Schedule: Monday, March 18, 2013
Monday, 03/18/13
Statehouse Schedule: Monday, March 18, 2013
VPR News
Bill Would Require Employers To Offer Health Coverage To Same-Sex Spouses
Friday, 03/15/13
By Kirk Carapezza
The Vermont House gave preliminary approval Friday to a bill that would require out-of-state employers to offer the same health coverage to employees with a same-sex partner as those provided to their employees in a heterosexual marriage.
VPR News
Lawmakers Move To Provide Drivers' Licenses To Migrants
Friday, 03/15/13
By Kirk Carapezza
Lawmakers were busy Friday trying to meet a deadline to move bills out of committee. A few bills got an extension of the deadline.
VPR News
Senate Bill Would Give Towns More Weight In Energy Projects
Friday, 03/15/13
By Bob Kinzel
The Vermont Senate will debate a bill next week that would significantly change the way that renewable energy projects are reviewed by the state. The bill would give towns much more authority to ban projects.
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VPR News
Newscast: Friday, March 15, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
Friday, 03/15/13
By Neal Charnoff
Newscast: Friday, March 15, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
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Commentaries
Kathryn Stearns: Frances Parkinson Keyes
Monday, 03/18/13
Kathryn Stearns, whose newspaper career began in Washington, finds a kindred spirit in Frances Parkinson Keyes, who left her home in the Upper Valley to write about the social scene in the nation's capital at a pivotal time for women's rights.
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Statehouse Schedule: Friday, March 15, 2013
Friday, 03/15/13
Statehouse Schedule: Friday, March 15, 2013
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