- Vermont restricting domestic abusers' access to guns Updated: Feb-06-16 9:38 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The need to protect potential victims in domestic violence cases helped lead the Vermont Legislature, which traditionally has been reluctant to restrict gun ownership, to take first steps toward making it harder for people with violent histories to get firearms.
- McAllister trial pushed to May, likely after session ends Updated: Feb-05-16 6:12 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The trial on sex charges of suspended state Sen. Norman McAllister has been moved from this month to May, lawyers said Friday, lessening the likelihood that lawmakers would be called away from their duties to testify as witnesses.
- Vermont lawmaker pleads not guilty to DUI charges Updated: Feb-05-16 4:11 am
BARRE, Vermont - A Vermont lawmaker has pleaded not guilty to charges he drove under the influence on his way to Barre last month.
- Vermont Senate gives final approval to paid sick leave Updated: Feb-04-16 4:01 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Senate has given final approval to a bill requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to workers.
- Long-time clerk of the Vermont House Don Milne dies at 81 Updated: Jan-25-16 6:33 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Donald Milne, a long-time clerk of the Vermont House who started working at the Montpelier Statehouse in 1960, has died. He was 81.
- Key Vermont lawmaker on legalization bill: No to homegrown Updated: Jan-22-16 3:05 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - A state where a large cadre of home brewers coexists with a booming microbrew industry won't soon have an analogous situation with marijuana, if a key Vermont lawmaker gets his way.
- Vermont Senate votes to repeal school spending penalties Updated: Jan-19-16 4:04 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont school boards are trying to follow the bouncing ball on education spending in Montpelier, and it's getting harder.
- Committee opposes rule allowing ATV trail on public land Updated: Jan-16-16 9:28 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - A Vermont legislative committee has rejected a proposed rule that would allow all-terrain vehicles on a short section of state land linking trails.
- Vermont lawmakers told there could be limits on ethics panel Updated: Jan-12-16 7:22 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Government and politics in Vermont traditionally have had a reputation for being pure as the driven snow, but recent events and tough scrutiny from a national group have prompted growing support around the Statehouse for creating a state ethics commission.
- House speaker reacts to Campbell's support of GMO labeling Updated: Jan-12-16 5:21 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont House Speaker Shap Smith says the Campbell Soup Company's support of mandatory national labeling for products containing genetically modified ingredients is a sign that Vermont is leading the way with its GMO labeling law.
- Campbell says it supports federal standard for GMO labeling Updated: Jan-08-16 10:38 am
NEW YORK - Campbell Soup says it supports a mandatory national labeling standard for products containing genetically modified ingredients.