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Rep. Bill Botzow, D-Bennington, chairman of the House Commerce Committee, examines some paper work outside of the Speaker of the House’s office at the Statehouse in Montpelier on Thursday, May 11, 2017. (Photo: GLENN RUSSELL/FREE PRESS)Buy Photo
MONTPELIER – It was a relatively quiet year at the Vermont Statehouse, but plenty of important bills are reaching the desk of Gov. Phil Scott this spring.
New laws will shift the landscape for government whistleblowers, sexual assault victims, workers who want to save for retirement, and families receiving help to pay for child care.
The fate of other bills is uncertain. Gov. Phil Scott has already pledged to veto the state budget and property tax legislation in an attempt to reap more savings from school employee health insurance. He has not announced a decision on other bills, such as marijuana legalization.
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