The VT House has advanced legislation that would make possession of an ounce or less of marijuana a civil offence instead of a crime. The Vermont Senate has advanced a bill that bans corporate and union contributions to state political campaigns. Vermont is the last state in New England without a law prohibiting excessive car and truck idling. The VT House may change that. Rutland Police have identified former Rutland city attorney Christopher Sullivan as the driver involved in a fatal hit and run crash earlier this week.