VPR Explainers

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Every year as the Legislature is finishing up in Montpelier, lawmakers pass a bunch of new bills. And around that time, the governor signs some of them. But how exactly does a bill get from lawmakers to the governor?

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After the Speaker of the House kicks off the legislative session with the crack of a gavel, Vermont’s citizen Legislature kicks off a four-month frenzy of governing. The media makes an effort to track the Legislature’s handling of important issues, a vast number of the bills moving through the legislative process at a given time don’t get much press coverage.