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Shumlin celebrates new dental professional created for Medicaid patients

By   /  June 21, 2016  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont has a new type of dental professional to serve Medicaid patients, and Gov. Peter Shumlin says the position will help low-income Vermonters get the care they need.

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Gun-control talk guarantees loss for Vermont candidates, say gun-rights advocates

By   /  June 15, 2016  /  Issues, News, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Gun-rights advocates in Vermont say the push for gun control following the Orlando terrorist attack will ensure losses for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in the November election.

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Vermont Democrats call for gun control in response to terrorist attack

By   /  June 13, 2016  /  News, Vermont  /  No Comments

LUCAS: With the proper training and certification, teachers should be allowed to carry guns in classrooms.

Following the worst terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11, Vermont Democrats running for governor called for tight restrictions on America’s gun rights.

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Democrats give break to Vermont’s wind energy developers in special session

By   /  June 10, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Democratic lawmakers helped Gov. Peter Shumlin give a break to wind energy developers Thursday by removing strict limits on wind turbine noise passed by the Legislature in May.

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Shumlin veto of energy siting bill decried as favor to Big Wind

By   /  June 7, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Gov. Peter Shumlin vetoed a renewable energy siting bill Monday in a move that the bill’s supporters are now decrying as a favor to wind energy developers.

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McCrory vetoes bill that could save billions in coal ash cleanup costs

By   /  June 7, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, News, North Carolina  /  No Comments

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Gov. Pat McCrory vetoed a bill to revive a commission overseeing North Carolina’s coal ash cleanup, despite a possible override by lawmakers and bill support from Duke Energy.

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