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Lawmakers Say May 11 Adjournment Still Possible

Speculation is well under way at the Vermont Statehouse over when lawmakers might finish up their business for the year and go home.

House Speaker Shap Smith says it's still possible to wrap up legislative business by the originally scheduled date of May 11.

Smith says that will depend on progress in the next couple of days on the House, Senate and Shumlin administration agreeing on tax and spending plans for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

But other big issues remain unresolved as well, including big differences between House and Senate versions of a bill allowing terminally ill patients to end their own lives with a doctor's help.