A bill that would decriminalize small amounts of marijuana is expected to come up for a final vote in the House next week before moving to the Senate. VPR’s Bob Kinzel talks with Peter Biello about the argument the bill’s opponents are making.
Vermont lawmakers this week looked at
legislation that would decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. VPR’s
Bob Kinzel lays out the arguments in favor and against and discusses the
likelihood of the bill’s passage with Peter Biello.
week ago it appeared that a comprehensive health care bill being considered by
the House Health Care committee was in big trouble. But in a dramatic turn
of events, the house committee voted the bill out this week. VPR’s Peter Biello speaks with Bob Kinzel about the sudden change.
Lawmakers are reconsidering the philosophical and religious exemption to the childhood immunization law in the face of a rise in pertussis (whooping cough) cases. They’re also set to discuss the contentious end-of-life bill next week. VPR’s Bob Kinzel talks with Peter Biello about the week in legislative news.
Governor Peter Shumlin’s budget address on Thursday proposed a new tax on "break open" tickets and higher gasoline taxes. VPR’s Bob Kinzel explains what the governor hopes to accomplish with these taxes.