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November 26th, 2014

Senate Report

Montpelier Supports Reduction of Prison Population for Non-violent Offenders

  Many thanks to the 634 citizens of Montpelier who participated in the annual Town Meeting Survey. Montpelier supported reduction of prison population, expressed concern about increased use of opiates, and supported increasing the minimum wage. Montpelier’s return was the highest in Washington County. Following are some of the comments....

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Flag Day – June 14

  In 1861 the first Flag Day was celebrated in Hartford, Connecticut, and in 1889, the state of New York passed a law calling for Flag Day in schools. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation asking that June 14 be observed as Flag Day. The statute stipulated: “It shall be the duty of the state superintendent of public schools t...

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2014 Legislative Report

  by Sen. Bill Doyle   Below are some of the results of the 2014 Legislative Session.   GMOs: Requires food sold in Vermont containing genetic engineering to be labeled.   ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Establishes a fund to retain and attract businesses.   TOXIC SUBSTANCES: Requires manufacturers of children’s products to identify...

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Middlesex Supports Statewide Cell and Broadband

  Many thanks to the 119 citizens of Middlesex for returning the Town Meeting Survey. This was the largest return ever! Middlesex gave strong support to cell and broadband, reducing prison population through alternatives for non-violent offenders, and also showed great concern about the use of opiates. The following are some of the comments fr...

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Marshfield Concerned About Opiates

  Many thanks to the 65 citizens of Marshfield who responded to the Town Meeting Questionnaire. Marshfield supported the legalization of marijuana, supported labeling of food and the creation of a state bank. Marshfield comments and results are as follows.   Wind “We can’t have wind turbines on every ridgeline in the state and fragmenting...

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Fayston Supports Cell Service and Broadband

Many thanks to the 71 citizens of Fayston who responded to the Town Meeting Survey. Fayston supported cell service and broadband, and expressed concern about opiates and the cost of education.     Senator Bill Doyle serves on the Senate Education Committee and Senate Economic Affairs Committee, and is the Senate Assistant Minority Leader. He t...

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East Montpelier Supports Minimum Wage Increase

  Many thanks to the 138 citizens of East Montpelier who participated in the Town Meeting Survey. This was the largest return ever! East Montpelier supported a minimum wage increase, cell and broadband service, and prohibiting cell phones while driving. Comments and results are as follows.   Cell Phones “Please! Ban cell phones while driv...

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Calais Supports Cell Service and Broadband

Many thanks to the Calais citizens who participated in the annual Town Meeting Survey. Calais supported cell and broadband, prohibition of cell phones, and concern about opiates. Comments and results are as follows.   Natural Gas “Natural gas is obviously an important part of Vermont’s economy today, but we need to start aggressively weaning o...

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Duxbury Supports Minimum Wage Increase

  Many thanks to the 80 citizens of Duxbury who responded to the Town Meeting Survey. It was the largest return ever! Duxbury supported increasing the minimum wage and increased cell service and broadband. Following are comments and results.   Paychecks “Do you really need to take 16 percent of my paycheck every week? I work for $9.00 an...

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Berlin Concerned About Opiates

  Many thanks to the 132 citizens of Berlin who responded to the Town Meeting Survey. Berlin residents expressed concern about opiates, the cost of education, and the use of cell phones. Comments are results are as follows.   Drugs “We lost the war on drugs years ago.”   Retirement “As a retired military man, 22 years of active duty,...

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