- Republican lawyer lodges new complaints against Sorrell Updated: May-20-15 7:11 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - A Republican lawyer who has led the charge of criticisms about alleged campaign finance abuses by Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell added to his list of complaints Wednesday.
- Vermont lawmakers adjourn after passing $30 million tax bill Updated: May-16-15 11:28 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont lawmakers approved spending plans totaling about $5.5 billion, raised taxes by about $30 million and declared their 2015 session complete Saturday night.
- Lawmakers agree to bill to improve Vermont child safety Updated: May-15-15 4:11 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont lawmakers appear near agreement on a bill designed to improve the state's child safety programs, more than a year after the alleged abuse deaths of two toddlers who had been under state supervision.
- Lawmakers try to de-bat chamber as interloper halts debate Updated: May-15-15 8:11 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Statehouse chamber was evacuated after a brown bat flew in to join the state's lawmakers.
- Federal agent and Vermont trooper recognized for saving man Updated: May-15-15 4:06 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - A Vermont-based investigator for the Department of Homeland Security and a Vermont State Police trooper are being recognized for saving a man from a car explosion.
- Vermont senator charged in sex case removed from committees Updated: May-14-15 10:07 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - A Vermont state senator charged with sexual assault has been removed from two committees.
- Vermont legislative conferees agree on school overhaul bill Updated: May-14-15 9:04 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - An effort to reduce Vermont's school costs and improve educational programming by consolidating school districts has apparently gotten a green light.
- Vermont Senate to debate renewable energy bill Updated: May-14-15 7:24 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Senate is set to debate a renewable energy bill - with an amendment aimed at giving more local control over siting of some projects.
- Lawmaker charged with sexual assault loses agriculture grant Updated: May-14-15 4:18 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - A Vermont state senator facing sexual assault and other charges has lost a $20,000 state agriculture grant.
- State lawmakers urge Congress to reject trade 'fast-track' Updated: May-14-15 12:11 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - More than 100 state legislators from around the country - including 27 from northern New England - are urging Congress to reject "fast-track" trade legislation and to go slow on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.
- Former state trooper violates probation, gets 2 more years Updated: May-13-15 12:12 pm
NEWPORT, Vermont - A former Vermont State Police trooper convicted of sexual contact with a 12-year-old girl has been sentenced to a maximum two-year sentence in prison for violating his probation.
- Vermont House votes to end philosophical vaccine exemption Updated: May-12-15 7:32 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Reversing an action it took three years ago, the Vermont House voted Tuesday to go along with the Senate's long-standing wish to end the philosophical exemption that allowed some parents not to get their kids fully vaccinated.
- Deadline nearing to comment on state's map of bicycle routes Updated: May-11-15 5:19 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The deadline to comment on the state's developing bicycle map is fast approaching.
- Much work to do as Vermont budget, tax conferees to meet Updated: May-10-15 8:40 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - With their initial meetings out of the way, legislative conferees at the Vermont Statehouse are set to meet Monday with key differences between the House and Senate still to resolve.
- Former lawmaker charged with domestic assault Updated: May-09-15 1:28 pm
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vermont - A former Vermont legislator has been charged with domestic assault.
- Senate approves education bill different from House version Updated: May-08-15 3:14 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Senate has passed its version of a bill to overhaul Vermont's public school system that takes a less mandatory approach than a version passed earlier by the House.
- House advances rent-to-own, other consumer protections Updated: May-07-15 4:29 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont House has approved a bill designed to crack down on what some see as abuses in the rent-to-own industry, as well as offering a range of other consumer protections.
- Legislature hits home stretch with many issues unresolved Updated: May-04-15 10:38 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont lawmakers head into what are expected to be the final two weeks of their 2015 session with debates still unresolved on taxes, water quality, education, vaccines and other issues.
- Vermont House, Senate differ over taxes Updated: May-04-15 4:04 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont House and Senate are at odds over several tax proposals as the Legislature enters what are expected to be its final two weeks.
- Senate reduces penalties for some campaign finance violators Updated: May-04-15 4:05 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Senate has voted to reduce the penalty for some publicly funded candidates who violate Vermont's campaign finance laws.
- Senate rejects bid to collect forgotten bottle deposits Updated: May-03-15 9:08 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Senate has rejected a bid to collect an estimated $2 million a year in bottle deposits that consumers abandon when they don't redeem their bottles.
- Vermont lawmakers debate 2.5 percent satellite TV tax Updated: May-02-15 9:20 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - One of the provisions in a tax bill newly passed by the Vermont Senate calls for a new 2.5 percent levy on satellite television and Internet service.
- Shumlin doesn't like tax plans, asks $8 million more in cuts Updated: May-01-15 1:08 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Senate approved tax and spending bills Thursday, as Gov. Peter Shumlin's administration angered lawmakers with a new monkey wrench thrown into the works: a request for an additional $8 million in cuts.
- Vermont police say man exposed himself to off-duty trooper Updated: Apr-30-15 6:37 pm
LYNDONVILLE, Vermont - Vermont state police say a 22-year-old Lyndonville man has been arrested after they say he exposed himself to an off-duty female trooper in a market parking lot and then followed her car for about 10 minutes.
- Vermont House advances child protection bill Updated: Apr-30-15 5:41 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont House has given preliminary approval to its version of a bill passed earlier by the Senate that is designed to improve protection of children in the state.