Newscast: Thursday, November 15, 2012, 12:04 p.m.
11/15/12 12:04PM By Peter Biello, Lynne McCrea
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House Speaker Shap Smith says the Legislature needs to examine why state government has invested in expensive information technology systems that have failed to perform as promised. Senator Joe Benning says lawmakers aren't ready to take the leap to legalization of marijuana, but he says legislators will likely take a look at decriminalization this winter. Residents in Barnet voted 215-129 on Wednesday to defeat a proposed ban on ATVs on certain roads. University of Vermont Provost Jane Knodell is resigning at the first of the year and will return to her position as an economics professor at UVM.