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Today at 03:09PM
House advances tax bills and $4.75B state budget

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont House approved a $4.75 billion general fund budget Thursday with little debate after airing differences during discussion over a revenue bill earlier in the day.

Today at 03:08PM
Correction: Vermont-Gun Bill story

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - In a story March 25 about Vermont legislation to impose new regulations on gun ownership, The Associated Press erroneously reported the party affiliation of Sen. Joe Benning of the Caledonia district. He is a Republican, not a Democrat.

Today at 08:34AM
New Hampshire eases rules for giving anti-overdose drug

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire safety officials are offering police officers a training course on administering life-saving doses of Narcan to people who overdose on heroin, painkillers and other opioids.

Today at 08:11AM
Vermont House defeats $2 hotel occupancy fee

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont House has soundly rejected a proposal to raise about $10 million in new revenue with new $2 occupancy fee on hotel rooms.

Today at 08:07AM
Budget writers hit universities to avoid transportation cuts

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - House budget writers are taking money from the university system and the state's renewable energy fund to avoid layoffs in the transportation department.

Today at 07:59AM
Son says suspect plea deal 'necessary evil' in mom's death

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - The son of a Vermont woman killed in her home says the plea deal that dismissed a first-degree murder charge against one of three men accused of killing her is a "necessary evil."

Today at 07:45AM
Senate delays workers' compensation reform deal

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Senators have pushed off a deal to reform New Hampshire's workers' compensation insurance laws.

Today at 07:34AM
OSHA proposes $40,000 fine against electrical contractor

GILFORD, N.H. (AP) - The U.S. Labor Department's OSHA division is proposing a $40,000 fine against a New Hampshire electrical contractor, saying an employee was exposed to a 12-foot fall without protection while replacing a light fixture on a restaurant roof in Concord.

Today at 07:33AM
Former Gov. Merrill steps down from center after Broderick

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A former state governor has stepped down from an advisory board to a center affiliated with the University of New Hampshire Law School, after former state Supreme Court Chief Justice John Broderick Jr. said he was resigning as the center's leader.

Today at 07:07AM
Senate punts on workers' compensation reform deal

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Senators have pushed off a deal to reform New Hampshire's workers' compensation insurance laws.

Today at 07:03AM
Murder charge against suspect dismissed in woman's death

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - A first-degree murder charge has been dismissed against one of three men accused in the 2010 kidnapping and killing of a Vermont woman, in exchange for his testimony against the others.

Today at 05:58AM
Town having a hard time selling off police cruisers

VERNON, Vt. (AP) - A town that disbanded its police department as it faced a big tax revenue loss with the closing of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is having a hard time selling two police cruisers.

Today at 05:12AM
Medal of Honor recipient to deliver UNH commencement address

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts is delivering the University of New Hampshire commencement address on May 16.