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Senate advances gender-neutral bathroom bill


By Mike Faher, VTDigger.org After a long hiatus, Vermont lawmakers are once again advancing a bill requiring that single-occupancy public restrooms be designated as “gender free.” The Senate has given preliminary approval to H.333, which says all public bathro... More »

Judge reverses course on felony charges in Sawyer case


By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger.org A Rutland judge Wednesday morning vacated an order he issued a day earlier on whether four felony charges, including attempted aggravated murder, should stand in the case of Jack Sawyer, accused of planning to shoot up Fair Haven... More »

House rep seeks to make farmers’ plans private


By Mike Polhamus, VTDigger.org As lawmakers look for ways to fund hundreds of millions of dollars in water pollution reduction measures, the chair of the House agriculture committee is looking for a way to keep from public view documents the state uses to dete... More »

Scott administration opposes universal primary care


By Mike Faher, VTDigger.org Gov. Phil Scott’s administration is taking a firm stance against a legislative effort to create a universal primary health care system. The administration is opposed to S.53 in part because publicly financed primary care would requi... More »

House committee advances clean water bill with hotel tax


By Mike Polhamus, VTDigger.org The House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife on Friday afternoon voted in favor of a bill creating a study committee to identify funding for federally-ordered water pollution reduction in Vermont’s public waters, a... More »