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Bill seeks information on why Vermonters take their lives
State News
February 8, 2017

Bill seeks information on why Vermonters take their lives

By Erin Mansfield, VTDigger

Ten members of the Vermont House have introduced a bill intended to get to the root of why people take their own lives. H.184 would require the Department of Mental Health to issue a report to the Legislature every year describing…

State News
February 1, 2017

Welch-backed bill on rural phone quality moves ahead

By Jasper Craven, VTDigger

The U.S. House has unanimously passed a bill co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., that aims to improve the quality of rural phone service. “Whether an emergency call or a business order, Vermonters should have confidence that their calls are…

State News
May 11, 2016

House passes looser medical marijuana bill

By Erin Mansfield, VTDigger.org The Vermont House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday in a voice vote that would loosen Vermont’s medical marijuana laws. The House had given preliminary approval to the legislation, S.14, by a vote of 133 to 13 on Monday. Vermont currently…

State News
April 1, 2015

House passes budget, tax bills

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger.org

After spending 10 weeks erasing an massive budget deficit, the House gave final approval to two bills that will constitute the backbone of Vermont’s finances in the coming fiscal year.

House lawmakers rejected a flurry of last-minute amendments before passing the…