Lawmakers Take Up First Budget Bill

The Vermont House has given its preliminary approval to the first important bill of the session. The legislation contains some good news but also raises concerns about a number of Human Service programs.

Vt. Mayors Call For Ban On Felons Getting Weapons

Mayors from seven of the state’s eight cities held a news conference Tuesday to outline proposals for the Legislature. Proposals included the call for a state law banning convicted felons from getting firearms, to match the current federal law.

2013 Legislative Session Convenes

Lawmakers are expected to tackle a number of difficult issues this session, including alancing the state budget, deciding the future of the State Office Complex in Waterbury and providing funds to repair the state’s transportation infrastructure.