Statehouse Topic Tracker

Your complete resource for VTDigger's comprehensive coverage of the 2015 Legislative Session

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Health Care+

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Energy & Environment+

Energy and Environment stuff.

Energy and Environment+

For the first time, the state will fund cleanup of Lake Champlain and other polluted waterways. Lawmakers are also looking to mandate renewable energy targets in order to lower greenhouse gas emissions. Microbeads could be banned.


The judiciary committees are addressing a wide array of legislation this year: Child protection, prison oversight, changes to the criminal justice system, management of the courts, opiate abuse and revenge porn are all on the docket.


Rising property taxes and declining student enrollment were the theme of last year's election. Find out what lawmakers did to control public school spending, encourage regional consolidation, fund higher ed and implement pre-K programs.


Taxes are always topics of lively debate in the Vermont Legislature. Find out how the decisions made in Montpelier will affect your tax bills.

Economic Development and Labor+

Follow the progress of legislation on paid leave, telecom oversight, rent-to-own regulations and job creation.


It's no secret: The state faces a really tough budget year. Revenues are lagging behind state spending by $113 million; transportation funds are tight; and the Waterbury State Office Complex will eat up a large chunk of the capital construction budget.

Health Care+

Single payer is on the shelf, but what about increasing Medicaid payments, taxing sugar-sweetened beverages and slowing the increase in health care spending?