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Legislature to tackle school safety

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By Colin Meyn, VTDigger.org The Senate Judiciary Committee will begin work this week on a bill that tackles school safety, school discipline and laws related to threats of mass violence. Sen. Dick Sears, D-Bennington and chair of the committee, said he intends... More »

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Gun control bill inspires spike in gun, magazine sales

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By Xander Landen, VTDigger.org WATERBURY — A handful of customers were already waiting in the parking lot when Parro’s Gun Shop opened Monday morning. This is the way it’s been in recent weeks. The shop’s owner, Henry Parro, estimates that the number of people... More »

Lawmakers advance two gun bills with unanimous support

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By Elizabeth Hewitt and Colin Meyn, VTDigger.org Lawmakers advanced two bills Thursday that allow police to seize guns from people in certain situations, approving both with unanimous support. The House approved a bill, S.221, that allows law enforcement to co... More »

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Quiros: State EB-5 officials have ‘unclean hands’

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By Anne Galloway, VTDigger.org Ariel Quiros, the former owner of Jay Peak Resort, has filed a counterclaim against the state. The Miami businessman says the state, which sued him in April 2016 for defrauding investors, comes to the case with “unclean hands.” Q... More »

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2,500 march on Montpelier for ‘commonsense gun laws’

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By Kelsey Neubauer, VTDigger.org Led by young Vermonters, thousands of protestors marched on the Statehouse in Montpelier on Saturday to call for reforms to the nation’s gun laws. The crowd of 2,500 gathered at the steps of the state capital to hear speakers f... More »

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Scott delivers tight budget with small bore initiatives

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By Anne Galloway/VTDigger.org There are no “bells and whistles” in Gov. Phil Scott’s 2019 budget. As expected, there are also no new taxes and no new fees.   Nor have any big initiatives been proposed in the budget. Instead, the governor’s office gave the Legi... More »

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More than 2,000 rally at ‘March For Our Future’

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By Mike Faher, VT Digger Though she had to use a step stool to reach the microphone, 16-year-old Greta Solsaa wasn’t fazed by thousands of people gathered below her on the snowy Statehouse lawn. “Never forget your voice,” the Rutland teen told the crowd at Sat... More »