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Vermont Legislature wrap-up, 2018

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What the VT Legislature got done, and what they didn’t. The Vermont Legislature ran from January 3 through May 4, 2018. A special session was convened on May 23, 2018. VTDigger tracked relevant issues and bills introduced by lawmakers this session. Check below... More »

Statehouse impasse ends; Scott will let budget become law

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By Xander Landen, VTDigger.org Gov. Phil Scott speaks to reporters March 13. Photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger Gov. Phil Scott will let the Legislature’s third attempt at a budget bill become law, he announced Monday night, ending a weeks-long impasse over stat... More »

Ehlers’ social media posts prompt questions

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By Alexandre Silberman, VTDigger.org James Ehlers speaks at a launch event for his campaign for governor in Barre. File photo by Mike Polhamus/VTDigger Democratic gubernatorial candidate James Ehlers is facing questions about his pro-choice views and liberal c... More »

Scott vetoes latest budget, shrugs off fears of a shutdown

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By Xander Landen and Colin Meyn, VTDigger.org Gov. Phil Scott speaks at a press conference on Wednesday, May 16. Photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger Gov. Phil Scott Thursday evening struck down a spending package that would have ensured government funding beyond ... More »

State OKs 51-acre expansion at Coventry landfill

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By Elizabeth Gribkoff, VTDigger.org The state’s only operating landfill is in Coventry. File photo by Hilary Niles/VTDigger Vermont’s sole operational landfill is one step closer to a 51-acre addition after Casella Waste Systems’ expansion plan received prelim... More »

State takes aim at prescription drug prices

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By Mike Faher, VTDigger.org A bill signed by Gov. Phil Scott will require more drug-pricing transparency. U.S. Air Force photo While the possibility of importing prescriptions from Canada grabbed headlines this spring, Vermont officials have been working on ot... More »