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  • Vermont lawmakers pass forestry bill, mull marijuana vote 
    Updated: May-05-16 8:26 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - State lawmakers, gearing up for a planned Saturday adjournment, approved updates to forestry laws, declared saliva testing for drugged driving a dead issue and decided against calling for a nonbinding referendum on legalizing marijuana.

  • The Latest: Lawmaker seeks November marijuana referendum 
    Updated: May-05-16 5:44 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Latest on Vermont Legislature (all times local):

  • House kills pot legalization, referendum, decriminalization 
    Updated: May-03-16 8:34 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont House on Tuesday gave those hoping to make the state the first to legalize marijuana by legislation rather than referendum a major buzzkill.

  • Legal pot supporters see hopes dim in Vermont 
    Updated: May-02-16 9:54 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Key legislative leaders said Monday they doubted they could muster support in the House for a Senate-passed bill legalizing marijuana in Vermont, and delayed until Tuesday a vote on compromise legislation calling for expanded decriminalization.

  • The Latest: House delays action on marijuana bill 
    Updated: May-02-16 9:01 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Latest on Vermont marijuana legalization bill (all times local):

  • Drug-detecting spit test bill passes House, despite science 
    Updated: Apr-30-16 9:29 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont House passed a bill calling for a saliva test to be used to check drivers for the presence of marijuana and other drugs - after a state-retained lab warned the test could not be used to measure impairment behind the wheel, documents show.

  • Vermont Speaker open to nonbinding vote on legalizing pot 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 2:46 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives says having a nonbinding vote on whether to legalize marijuana in the state is the best way to gauge public opinion on the issue.

  • House to resume debate on releasing EB-5 emails 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 12:20 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont House is set this week to resume debate on competing resolutions addressing records possibly related to state and federal fraud investigations into a series of development projects in northern Vermont.

  • Without a referendum, Vermont may lag in push to OK pot 
    Updated: Apr-24-16 9:46 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - The cartoon joint, bruised and battered to represent a bill to legalize marijuana in Vermont, laments that "they're gutting me in the House." A smoother, happier joint, representing Massachusetts, replies, "Dude, I'm serious! You gotta try a hit of this citizen's initiative stuff!"

  • Vermont House starts, puts off debate on EB-5 emails 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 3:58 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont House will resume debate next week on the release of documents possibly related to an immigrant investor scandal.

  • Vermont House recognizes group that restores lost medals 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 12:24 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont House has recognized an organization that's dedicated to helping reunite lost Purple Hearts and other military decorations with the servicemen and women who earned them, or their relatives or other appropriate groups.

  • Vermont House approves roadside saliva tests for drugs 
    Updated: Apr-21-16 12:31 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont House has passed a bill allowing police to test a driver's saliva to see if they might be impaired by drugs.

  • Vermont bill would ban sale of ivory, rhino horn 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 9:01 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont is poised to join a growing list of states banning or restricting the sale of ivory and rhinoceros horns amid growing concerns about the slaughter of African elephants and rhinoceroses.

  • Vermont Senate advances Ethics Commission bill 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 4:18 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill to create a new state Ethics Commission.

  • Young teams serve award-winning recipes to Vermont lawmakers 
    Updated: Apr-14-16 12:17 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont state legislators are getting a chance to sample award-winning dishes from the winning teams of the Jr. Iron Chef VT competition.

  • Vermont's war of words over renewable energy continues 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 6:52 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Critics of Vermont's process for deciding where solar and wind energy projects can be built emerged from a legislative hearing Tuesday unhappy, while a key regulator said the dissatisfaction stems from "growing pains of a changing world."