The Vermont Senate has advanced legislation aimed at allowing workers on Vermont farms to become legal drivers despite the fact that they may be in the country illegally. State officials learned this week how federal across-the-board spending cuts will affect Vermont. A recent poll suggests most Americans are uninformed about the federal health care changes that are coming. The Vermont Telecommunications Authority has been awarded a 1.6 million dollar federal grant to expand cell and internet service in areas hit by flooding in 2011. VSP are investigating the theft of $20,000 worth of donated equipment to the Mad River Flood Recovery group.