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Top 10 bills approved by the Vermont Legislature this 2018

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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

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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

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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 »

Senate backs opioid levy; Scott doesn’t

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By Mike Faher, VTDigger.org The levy would be based on the drug manufacturers’ sales in the state. Creative Commons photo. The state Senate on Thursday supported imposing a new financial assessment on opioid manufacturers, soundly defeating efforts to eliminat... More »

Prosecutors move toward expunging marijuana convictions

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By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger.org Marijuana possession will become legal in Vermont on July 1. File photo by Andrew Kutches/VTDigger County prosecutors around the state are looking at coming up with a way to expunge certain marijuana convictions now that the stat... More »

Scott pulls the plug on iconic Vermont Life magazine

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By Xander Landen, VTDigger.org One of the final issues of Vermont Life on a grocery store newsstand. VTDigger photo Vermont Life, the state’s signature regional magazine which in recent years has faced financial woes and racked up millions in debt, will shutte... More »

Scott administration redrafting ed savings plan

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By Tiffany Danitz Pache, VTDigger.org Tax Commissioner Kaj Samsom. Photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger The tax commissioner pushed back Wednesday on questions raised by fiscal analysts about the Scott administration’s five-year plan to save $300 million in school... More »

Data indicates schools are likely underreporting bullying

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By Lola Duffort, VTDigger.org Regan Doperak of Proctor, now 18, recalled being bullied from elementary school onward. Courtesy photo About halfway through her freshman year of high school, Regan Doperak’s parents pulled her out. Doperak, now 18, recalled being... More »