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Health care regulators vote to approve confusing all-payer model

By   /  October 26, 2016  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

The Green Mountain Care Board on Wednesday voted to approve a new way of paying for health care, but understanding what that means requires reading the fine print of the agreement.

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$500 million carbon tax tough sell for candidates, lawmakers

By   /  October 19, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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When eight candidates for state government met at a forum Tuesday night, some told Watchdog they support imposing a carbon tax on Vermonters, but others said no way.

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Public input on controversial bike lanes dismissed as biased, invalid

By   /  October 19, 2016  /  Issues, News, Transportation, Vermont  /  No Comments

The Department of Public Works says new survey and traffic data constitute public input from the city’s New North End, but neighborhood residents say the materials are biased and don’t represent voters.

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Wind turbines have Grafton property owners fearing for their homes

By   /  October 14, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Property owners in Grafton fear that the Stiles Brook Wind Project will have a devastating impact on their homes, lives and dreams in Vermont.

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Burlington public works director in spotlight over bikeable streets controversy

By   /  October 13, 2016  /  Issues, News, Transportation, Vermont  /  No Comments

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“I’m not hiding my past involvement and never had denied that I have great interest in improving the walkability and bikeability of this city.”

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Rutland neighbors ask state board to cancel approval of solar farm

By   /  October 7, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, News, Open Records, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Neighbors in Rutland have asked the Public Service Board to cancel the Cold River solar project, saying an undisclosed beneficial ownership agreement between Green Mountain Power and groSolar voids the project’s certificate of public good.

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