Newscast: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, 9:35 a.m.

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The VT House has given final approval to a bill that sets up a state-run health insurance marketplace in two years. A new study that links consumption of sugar to a number of serious health problems is reviving interest in a proposal to tax all sugar-sweetened beverages. The VT Senate has put off final action on a major overhaul of the state’s mental health system after the administration of Gov. Shumlin announced the impending layoffs of about 80 employees of the VT State Hospital.

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