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Common Good Vermont to Host Annual Vermont Nonprofit Legislative Day on March 23

News Release — Common Good Vermont Feb. 21, 2017 Press Contact: Morgan Webster, Director [email protected] 802-862-1645 x 21 Common Good Vermont is pleased to host Vermont Nonprofit Legislative Day 2017 on March 23, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Vermont State House, in Montpelier Vermont. Nonprofit leaders from across the state will […]

Bill on mental health ‘duty to warn’ is headed to Senate floor

The Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed S.3, which seeks to clarify mental health providers’ responsibilities when discharging a patient who may be dangerous.

Brigham milestone finds school funding under new pressure

Twenty years after the case that led to a new finance system, the fundamental commitment to equity is being debated as taxpayers look for relief and the governor envisions changes.

New recount in disputed House election to start Wednesday

The ballots from the six Orange-1 District towns could take until Thursday to tally.

Senate passes bill to expand doctor recovery program

The Vermont Senate passed a bill, S.14, on Friday that would extend the scope of a program that helps doctors recover from substance abuse. The voluntary Vermont Practitioner Health Program was designed to protect the public. Many doctors are referred to it by the Vermont Board of Medical Practice. If the bill becomes law, Vermont […]

Montford Point marine honored in Montpelier

Boone was a member of one of the first groups of black Marines to receive training at Camp LeJeune.

Legitimacy of new net metering rules questioned

They went into effect without the usual vetting by the Legislature. The chair of the committee that reviews rules says the Public Service Board may have overstepped.

Businesses ask for less bureaucracy in state contracting

Construction companies say they experience red tape when working on state-funded projects.

Legislature considering new tax increment financing districts

Bennington lawmakers are among those seeking an expansion of the program meant to spur development through public infrastructure spending.

Then Again: On and off the prohibition wagon

Lawmakers and the public have long shown their ambivalence about banning alcohol production and sales as a way to combat the social ills of its abuse.

Supporters of ‘green burials’ seek change in law

The measure would permit burials at a depth of at least 3½ feet, compared with the current 5-foot state requirement.

Ginny Burley: Prevention needs to be part of marijuana policy change

Education to prevent drug use and abuse is not cheap, but it is far less expensive than the results we can expect if we fail to ramp up prevention.

Teo Zagar: How can House Republicans stand with Trump on immigration?

Rep. Don Turner refuses to join tri-partisan leaders standing together to make it clear that Vermont will not allow our law enforcement officers to enforce Trump’s immigration policies.

Senate Judiciary to Hold Public Hearing on Alimony Reform

News Release — General Assembly Feb 15, 2017 Contact: Peggy Delaney Phone: 802-828-2278 Fax: 802-828-2424 E-mail: [email protected] The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on February 21, 2017, starting at 5:30 pm. The hearing will be held in Room 10 at the State House. Members of the public interested in testifying may sign […]