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Gov. Phil Scott, seen here in his Montpelier office on the one year anniversary into his two-year gubernatorial term.
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Scott Says He'll Sign Marijuana Legalization — Privately — Before Monday's Deadline

Gov. Phil Scott says he expects to sign the marijuana legalization bill that lawmakers sent him this week before Monday. But supporters of the legislation won’t get to celebrate at a public signing ceremony.

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Gov. Phil Scott says lawmakers should consider mandatory reductions in school staff, as well as reforms to the education funding system, to avoid an increase in the statewide property tax rate next year.
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A mandatory reduction in staff at public schools across Vermont is among the list of “ideas” that Gov. Phil Scott is asking lawmakers to consider as his administration looks to stave off a projected increase in next year’s statewide property tax rate.

All three members of Vermont's Congressional delegation say they will vote against a short term budget bill if it fails to include Democratic priorities
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The three member of Vermont's congressional delegation say they will vote against a short term funding bill if the plan doesn't maintain a balance between domestic and military spending and  if it doesn't include an immigration reform proposal.

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The State Board of Education on Wednesday voted to suspend its rulemaking around how approved independent schools admit students with disabilities.

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