The lawsuits were possible because the Vermont Legislature passed legislation last year that cracks down on predatory lending. Under state statute, the attorney general can go after third party loan processors.
If Gov. Peter Shumlin signs the bill into law, the state would be the first in the nation to require manufacturers to label products containing genetically engineered ingredients.
Controversial legislation often takes a circuitous route through the Legislature, and such is the case with H.883, the education governance, or school board consolidation bill. On Tuesday, expectations among members of the House Education Committee were high. They anticipated tweaking the legislation in House Ways and Means and their own committee and then watching the […]
House Speaker Shap Smith told representatives Tuesday that the General Assembly is on target for a timely adjournment May 9. The House will wrap up all committee work by Friday and next week will meet each morning to take up legislation on the floor. Lawmakers are expected to be in session Monday, May 5, and […]
A Senate panel endorsed a new minimum wage proposal Friday that would phase in increases over a four-year period. The bill, H.552, which was approved in a unanimous 5-0 vote, would increase the minimum wage to $9.15 in January 2015; $9.60 in January 2016; $10 in January 2017 and $10.50 in 2018. It heads next […]
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