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Senate Judiciary Committee Hears Testimony On Gun Bills
Friday, 03/15/13
By Jane Lindholm
Patrick Leahy talks with Vermont Edition about the four gun bills the Senate Judiciary Committee he chairs is working on.
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VPR News
Newscast: Thursday, March 14, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
Thursday, 03/14/13
By Neal Charnoff
Newscast: Thursday, March 14, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
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VPR News
Anti-Narcotics Bill Coming Together
Thursday, 03/14/13
Spurred by stories of addiction from across the state, lawmakers this week are voting out of committees a wide-ranging bill aimed at minimizing the effects of opiate use on the health and safety of Vermonters.
VPR News
New Hampshire Town Meeting Day Preview
Thursday, 03/14/13
By Jane Lindholm
Valley News Local News Editor, John Gregg, talks with Vermont Edition about some key votes on the New Hampshire side of the Connecticut River.
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VPR News
Statehouse Schedule: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Thursday, 03/14/13
Statehouse Schedule: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Commentaries
Kunin: Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer
Thursday, 03/14/13
By Madeleine M. Kunin
When considering what women need to become leaders in government and industry, Madeleine Kunin thinks there are still some fundamental issues that must be addressed at the policy level. 
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Vermont Edition
House Speaker Shap Smith
Thursday, 03/14/13
By Jane Lindholm
The leader of the Vermont House of Representatives discusses some of the thorny budget questions facing lawmakers, and the taxes that might be raised to support the state's spending plan.
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VPR News
Newscast: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
Wednesday, 03/13/13
By Neal Charnoff
Newscast: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
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VPR News
Sales Tax On Soda, Candy Considered In The House
Wednesday, 03/13/13
By Bob Kinzel
A tax on sugar sweetened beverages has run into trouble in the House Ways and Means committee. But the panel is seriously considering a plan to impose the state sales tax on soda and candy.
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VPR News
Vermont’s Gun Control Advocates Struggle to Gain Traction
Wednesday, 03/13/13
By Kirk Carapezza
Gun control advocates rallied at the statehouse on Wednesday, although there's little evidence the Legislature will consider gun-control bills this year.
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VPR News
Statehouse Schedule: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Wednesday, 03/13/13
Statehouse Schedule: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
VPR News
Child Care Worker Unionization Bill Fails In Senate Committee
Tuesday, 03/12/13
By Bob Kinzel
Legislation that would allow child care providers to unionize has been derailed in the Vermont Senate.
VPR News
House Committee Recommends Restructuring Gas Tax
Tuesday, 03/12/13
By Bob Kinzel
The House Transportation Committee is set to approve a plan that would restructure the way the state taxes gasoline. The new plan would help raise revenue to draw down millions of federal transportation dollars.
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VPR News
Newscast: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
Tuesday, 03/12/13
By Neal Charnoff
Newscast: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
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State Says It Will Buy Out Homes Denied By FEMA
Tuesday, 03/12/13
By Nancy Eve Cohen
The governor announced Tuesday that the state has come up with the money to help buy those properties that were destroyed by Tropical Storm Irene, and that FEMA has deemed ineligible for its funding.
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State Says It Will Buy Out Homes Deemed Ineligible By FEMA
Tuesday, 03/12/13
By Nancy Eve Cohen
The state of Vermont is announcing today it will cover 75 percent of the cost of buying out homes that FEMA has deemed ineligible for a federal buy-out.
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VPR News
Newscast: Monday, March 11, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
Monday, 03/11/13
By Neal Charnoff
Newscast: Monday, March 11, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
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VPR News
Hoffer Says Towns Should Pay Back Some TIF Money
Monday, 03/11/13
By Patti Daniels
The state auditor says cities and towns that have special economic development tax districts should return some of the money they owe the state
VPR News
As Legislature Reconvenes, Lawmakers Push for Energy Efficiency
Monday, 03/11/13
By Kirk Carapezza
Lawmakers reconvene for the second half of the legislative session on Tuesday. And, despite budget woes and federal cuts, some of them are hoping to stay focused on a goal set at the beginning of the session: fighting climate change and promoting energy efficiency at the same time.
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VPR News
Statehouse Schedule: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Tuesday, 03/12/13
Statehouse Schedule: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
VPR News
Legislative Preview
Monday, 03/11/13
By Bob Kinzel
Lawmakers will be back at the statehouse tomorrow after their town meeting break. VPR's Ross Sneyd talks with Vermont Edition about what's on the legislative agenda.
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VPR News
Analysis: Shumlin's Effort To Control Health Care Costs
Monday, 03/11/13
By Jane Lindholm
VPR news analyst, Hamilton Davis, talks with Vermont Edition about what Governor Peter Shumlin has done so far to help control the cost of health care.
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VPR News
Newscast: Friday, March 8, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
Friday, 03/08/13
By Neal Charnoff
Newscast: Friday, March 8, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
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Vermont Edition
Training for Tasers?
Tuesday, 03/12/13
By Jane Lindholm
The death of  an unarmed Thetford man last June has prompted a state-wide discussion about the use of Tasers in Vermont and a new bill in front of the legislature.
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VPR News
Newscast: Thursday, March 7, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
Thursday, 03/07/13
By Neal Charnoff
Newscast: Thursday, March 7, 2013, 5:50 p.m.
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