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April 25, 2018

Legislative review: Home stretch?

By Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington and Mendon

It’s generally about this time of the session with a scheduled two or three weeks remaining, that we wonder how it will get all done. As of last Friday, 136 bills were passed by the House…

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April 25, 2018

Prosecutor drops felony charges in Sawyer case

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger.org

RUTLAND — Rutland County State’s Attorney Rose Kennedy has dropped four felony charges, including three attempted murder counts, brought against Jack Sawyer, who police said had threatened to shoot up Fair Haven Union School.The filing by Kennedy comes on the…

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April 25, 2018

Vermont School Safety Assessment completed

A statewide safety assessment of 422 schools conducted by local, county, and state law enforcement in partnership with Vermont schools shows that 96 percent of Vermont schools take part in emergency preparedness activities. The Department of Public Safety and Agency of Education have submitted a…

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April 25, 2018

Gun clubs, businesses sue state over magazine limit

By Anne Galloway, VTDigger

The Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs and four other plaintiffs are suing the state over a ban on large capacity gun magazines.

The federation, a gun association, several sporting goods stores and a woman from Bethel allege that a new law putting a…

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April 18, 2018

Legislative reminders of inequality

By Senator Alison Clarkson

It was a real treat to see “1776” at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction and to be invited to participate in the “talk back” with the audience after the show. In response to our current political…

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April 18, 2018

This is “Mud season” of the legislative session

By Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington & Mendon

As Vermonters well know, especially those of us on dirt roads, we are approaching mud season. It may not be our favorite time of year, but we take solace in knowing that green grass, warmer temperatures…

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April 11, 2018

Time for a second look

By Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington & Mendon

It’s that time of the session, where the Senate committees are busy reviewing and amending House passed bills and the House is doing the same with Senate bills. While sometimes both bodies pass the same version…