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VPR Newscast: Friday, March 14, 2014, 12:04 p.m.

The union that represents state workers and the Shumlin administration have struck a tentative deal to provide up to five days of paid sick leave per year for all temporary workers working in state government.

The Vermont Senate has passed and sent to the House a bill designed to keep low-risk drug offenders out of jail and get them treatment instead.

Chittenden County Transportation Authority bus drivers plan to go on strike Monday after rejecting a proposal to resolve differences through binding arbitration.

Despite a decline in dairy farms in Vermont, agriculture officials say milk production is constant and farmers are getting record-high prices for their milk.