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Law, tradition and Vermont’s dance around sanctuary status

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Vermonters have to hope that the DOJ, and ultimately America’s court system, define sanctuary policies the same way as Gov. Phil Scott.

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Published on: February 24, 2017

Nanny State of the Week: Pesticide regulation full of bugs

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Overeager California nannies pushed pesticide regs into place to avoid public outcry that might have defeated them.
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Published on: February 27, 2017

McAdams says Kirkpatrick Award nice, but he’d rather be teaching

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John McAdams was indefinitely suspended by Marquette after a November 2014 commentary on his blog.
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Published on: February 27, 2017

THIS JUST IN

Seized documents could raise legal questions for John Doe special prosecutor, GAB

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Seizure of documents from the state Ethics Commission could present legal problems for John Doe prosecutor.
Published on: February 24, 2017
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In plea deal, EB-5 visa-investor program takes another hit

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A guilty plea by the head of a visa-investor operation gives another black eye to the scandal-plagued EB-5 program.
Published on: February 24, 2017
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Visa-investor program delivers for Dallas

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But an attorney says the exclusive arrangement unfairly monopolizes public funds.
Published on: February 27, 2017
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Republicans await AG’s response to alleged Democrat campaign finance law violation

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Vermont Republicans allege that Democratic House leader Jill Krowinski violated state campaign finance law.
Published on: February 24, 2017
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Five charts explain Mississippi’s budget ‘crisis’

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Why can't the GOP-dominated Mississippi Legislature make the budgetary numbers add up?
Published on: February 24, 2017
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Social Security whistleblower waiting for answers in privacy breach case

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In November, an SSA whistleblower filed a complaint alleging her Veterans Affairs records had been compromised.
Published on: February 24, 2017
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Rutland mayoral candidates talk refugees, taxes in on-air debate

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Rutland’s four mayoral candidates squared off Wednesday in a live radio debate.
Published on: February 23, 2017
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All-payer needs to address self-pay and cost-shift problems

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Creators of Vermont's all-payer model have yet to determine how to budget for self-paying patients who don't pay.
Published on: February 23, 2017
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Despite impending plant closures, coal’s death could be ‘greatly exaggerated’

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Hopi and Navajo leaders have pleaded with Arizona's members of Congress to help keep the plant open.
Published on: February 24, 2017

TRENDINg

Taxpayers required to pick up tab for educating illegal immigrant students

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“The schoolhouse door is not where to deal with illegal immigration."
Published on: February 17, 2017

Report: Social Security managers gambled, watched Packers at Lambeau on taxpayer dime

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A report on a federal investigation into the Madison disability review office revealed troubling conduct.
Published on: February 15, 2017

Judge: Cornell caused ‘actual harm’ to student accused of sexual assault

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Cornell must investigate a male student's accusation of sex discrimination.
Published on: February 16, 2017

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