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Legislative Update: Act 250, Marijuana & Minimum Wage

"Vermont Edition" gets an update on what's moving in Montpelier, from an Act 250 overhaul to taxing marijuana to a vote to override Gov. Scott's veto of a minimum wage increase.
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"Vermont Edition" gets an update on what's moving in Montpelier, from an Act 250 overhaul to taxing marijuana to a vote to override Gov. Scott's veto of a minimum wage increase.

Key bills are moving in Montpelier. A contentious Act 250 overhaul has collapsed. A bill to establish a tax-and-regulate marijuana marketplace will soon see a vote on the House floor. And lawmakers just voted to override Gov. Scott's veto of a minimum wage increase. We're talking with reporters about the veto override vote, the Act 250 update and what lawmakers are thinking about when it comes to taxing marijuana.

Our guests are:

  • VPR reporter John Dillon on the Act 250 update that passed a major House subcommittee earlier this month, only to have many of its changes removed or reworked.
  • VTDigger reporter Xander Landen and Seven Days reporter Colin Flanders with an update on S.54, a bill setting up a regulated and taxed marijuana marketplace in Vermont, heading to a major House vote this week.
  • Burlington Free Press reporter April Barton discusses Tuesday's successful House vote to override Gov. Phil Scott’s veto of a minimum wage increase.

Broadcast live on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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