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But this session was also notable as much for what the Legislature didn’t do, as for what it did do.
“I believe that transparency in our government is the single most important issue that we have to offer you,” said Bruce Lisman, founder of Campaign for Vermont.
To help resolve the state-federal conflict, two hemp bills have been introduced in the 113th Congress so far.
In this dash for cash in the next legislative session, exposing Vermont’s taxpayers to higher risks that tax return privacy will be breached or its content politicized is reckless.
“Too much money” certainly does not seem to be the problem in Vermont, where only candidates for governor spend a lot of money …
Trolls often file baseless claims hoping to force companies to pay a licensing fee to settle the claim out of court.
Of 713 bills proposed, Shumlin is left to sign stack of legislation 98 pieces high.
Supporters pack the room at the end of divisive battle over physician-assisted death. Opponents to refocus their efforts.
Lawmakers introduced six bills that dealt with marijuana this session. They varied in scope from allowing people with post-traumatic stress disorder to use marijuana (H.213) to legalizing and taxing the substance (H.499). Five of them stayed on the shelf, but H.200 — a bill to decriminalize possession of up to one ounce of marijuana — [...]
Among the bills that didn’t make it to the finish line this session are those relating to Taser regulation, campaign finance reform, unionization for child-care workers and deputy state’s attorneys, social media privacy and pre-K access.
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