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Threat of government shutdown looms over budget impasse


By Xander Landen Gov. Phil Scott meets with Senate leaders to discuss expectations for the special session starting this week. Photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger As a budget impasse in Montpelier drags on into another week of negotiations, an uncommon threat loo... More »

Coyote hunting contests banned in Vermont


By Elizabeth Gribkoff, VTDigger.org Vermont becomes second state to ban coyote contests. Photo by Christopher Bruno/Wikimedia Commons Vermont has become the second state in the nation to ban coyote killing contests, following in the footsteps of California. Th... More »

Top 10 bills approved by the Vermont Legislature this 2018


By Elizabeth Gribkoff, VTDigger.org Lawmakers are sworn in on the first day of the legislative session. Photo by Anne Galloway/VTDigger Vermont’s senators and representatives worked past midnight Saturday to reach compromises on the tax bill, the budget and ot... More »

Gender-neutral bathrooms will become law July 1


By Kelsey Neubauer, VTDigger.org Gov. Phil Scott signs the bathroom bill at a Statehouse ceremony Friday. Outright Vermont photo Vermont has become the latest state to safeguard bathroom access to people who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming, un... More »

Budget passed under loom of veto threat


By Xander Landen, VTDigger.org Rep. Kitty Toll, D-Danville, speaks on the House floor about the fiscal year 2018 budget. Photo by Elizabeth Hewitt/VTDigger Paving the way for late night adjournment, the Legislature passed a $5.86 billion budget Saturday that m... More »