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Gov. Shumlin caps legislative session by signing 76 bills

Gov. Peter Shumlin has capped off this legislative session by signing the last of 76 bills passed by the Legislature this year.

“I was proud to sign so many pieces of legislation into law that will help make Vermont’s economy work for every Vermonter, protect our special quality of life, and build on the strong job growth we have seen in recent years,” Gov. Shumlin said. “I want to thank the legislature for their hard work this past legislative session to move Vermont forward. Signing legislation is just the first step. Now comes the hard work of making those bills work for Vermonters.”

Since the legislature adjourned in May, the governor has signed into law an historic education reform bill; an economic development bill; an energy bill; a water quality bill; a transportation bill; a bill to enable Vermonters to register and vote on the same day; a bill protecting vulnerable children; and a consumer protection bill for rent-to-own stores.

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