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Newscast: Thursday, April 25, 2013, 7:34 a.m.

For years, House Democrats have been reluctant to consider changes to Act 68, the state’s education funding law, but projections of double digit increases in spending over the next two years have changed the debate at the Statehouse. The push to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana has hit a snag in the Vermont state Senate.  A lobbyist for an industry group supporting wind power has apologized to a Vermont Senate committee after a witness she brought in called health concerns connected with wind power "hoo-hah," nonsense and propaganda. A judge is expected to ask the Hartford Elks lodge to explain why it hasn't paid an estimated $709,000 owed to victims and lawyers in a sex discrimination case. Organizers of Burlington’s Key Bank Vermont City Marathon are offering an opportunity for Boston Marathon runners.