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Historic marker to honor Vermont role in Civil War battle

Wed, 2014-04-09 12:48
The Vermont historic marker will be placed near the battlefield in Virginia in October as part of the 150th observance of the Shenandoah campaign of the Civil War, according to historian Howard Coffin, who advocated for the sign.

Vermont House backs $10.10 minimum wage by 2015

Wed, 2014-04-09 09:42
Whether the House-backed 2015 start date survives or not, it has already succeeded in shifting the conversation. A wide spectrum of House members who had not considered supporting any wage increase conceded Tuesday that $10.10 is inevitable. Vermont's current minimum wage is $8.73.

Dean envisages Obamacare transformed

Mon, 2014-04-07 19:16
Howard Dean, doctor and politico, delivered a prognosis for Obamacare on Monday afternoon at the University of Vermont.

Vermont lawmakers taking their time on shoreland bill

Mon, 2014-04-07 18:01
A bill that would establish guidelines to govern future shoreland development and promote practices along lakeshores that would protect water quality has followed a long route toward passage and it still has miles to go.

Would raising Vermont's minimum wage break a deal? Well ...

Mon, 2014-04-07 16:17
As legislators debate raising Vermont's minimum wage this year, a small-business group is arguing that the move would violate an agreement made in 2007.

Worth your time: Buzz-worthy meetings at the Statehouse for week of April 8

Mon, 2014-04-07 15:54
When House members take their first vote on raising the minimum wage, they'll likely be pushing Gov. Peter Shumlin beyond his comfort zone.

Walz to replace Taylor in Vermont House

Mon, 2014-04-07 14:04
Gov. Peter Shumlin announced Monday that he has appointed Tommy Walz of Barre to fill the House seat that had been held by Tess Taylor.

Leahy defends home-state senators' input on judges

Fri, 2014-04-04 20:22
Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy has come down hard on Republicans for delaying confirmation of qualified nominees to the federal bench. Yet the Vermont Democrat has preserved an arcane Senate tradition that critics - including White House officials - say allows Republicans to do just that.

Sweaney seeks to fill UVM Board of Trustees vacancy

Fri, 2014-04-04 20:08
Rep. Donna Sweaney, D-Windsor, will be the lone candidate for the vacancy on the University of Vermont Board of Trustees created by the resignation of another lawmaker.

Vermont's Lyme disease treatment bill gains momentum

Fri, 2014-04-04 15:08
A Senate committee unanimously voted in favor a bill that would provide protection and encouragement to the medical profession in treating patients with Lyme disease.