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Bruce Parker is a reporter for His stories have been featured at, Bloomberg, Politico, The Daily Caller, the Washington Times, Human Events and Thomson, among other outlets. Contact him at or follow him on Twitter @WatchdogVT.

AARP and WHO bringing globalization to Vermont streets

By   /  May 20, 2016  /  News, Transparency, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont is known for its homegrown, keep-it-local attitude, but increasingly many aspects of the Green Mountain State are being shaped by international interests — even down to its local roads.

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AGs battle each other over free speech in Exxon oil company probe

By   /  May 18, 2016  /  First Amendment, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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A plan by Democratic attorneys general from 15 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands to launch climate change investigations into fossil companies is being opposed by attorneys general of other states.

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Gun rights group calls for veto of animal cruelty investigation board bill

By   /  May 10, 2016  /  News, Transparency, Vermont  /  No Comments

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A gun rights group wants Gov. Peter Shumlin to veto a bill that creates an animal cruelty investigation board potentially staffed with members from anti-hunting organizations.

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Vermont’s economic outlook 49th in nation, report says

By   /  May 6, 2016  /  Economy, News, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont is the second worst state in the nation when it comes to tax and regulatory policies that foster economic growth, according to a recent report on economic competitiveness between states.

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Vermont’s marijuana legalization dreams go up in smoke

By   /  May 3, 2016  /  Legislature, News, Vermont  /  No Comments


Efforts at legalizing recreational marijuana use and cultivation in Vermont went up in smoke Tuesday as the House defeated proposals put forth by Democratic and Progressive lawmakers.

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Independent contractors’ hopes dashed by sneaky procedural move

By   /  May 3, 2016  /  Labor, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Independent contractors working in Vermont lost their best chance at independence on Monday when a bill defining their status reached the House floor after months of delay.

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