Shumlin Signed 66 Bills, One Vetoed

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Governor Peter Shumlin has finished his review of bills passed during the 2011 session of the Vermont Legislature.

Shumlin spokesperson Sue Allen says that with the last few done just this week, the governor signed 66 bills into law and vetoed one.

The signed bills include one expected to bring the state closer to a single-payer system health care system. Another cracks down on repeat drunken drivers, and another allows special dispensaries to be set up for people to get medical marijuana.

The one bill vetoed by the governor would have required new tests of private water wells for arsenic and other heavy metals. Backers say they’ll try to pass that bill again next year.

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