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Emma Lamberton is Vermont Watchdog’s health care and Rutland area reporter. She has written for the Rutland Herald and Times Argus, two of Vermont’s largest newspapers, and her work has been republished by FoxNews.com and a number of local Vermont newspapers. She can be reached at [email protected] or by following her on Twitter @EmmaBeth9.

First refugees arrive in Rutland as mayor’s secret plan succeeds

By   /  January 19, 2017  /  Immigration, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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The first Syrian refugee families have arrived in Rutland, one arriving Wednesday, and the second on Thursday.

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Outlook: Vermont on the brink of an Affordable Care Act repeal

By   /  January 19, 2017  /  Federal Government, Health Care, Issues, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

With an Affordable Care Act repeal on the horizon, Vermont’s leaders are trying to predict the future amid changing messages coming from Washington.

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Vermont lawmakers aim to delay Act 46

By   /  January 13, 2017  /  Education, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Lawmakers are proposing to delay Act 46 for one year, claiming the state has not given local boards the tools to successfully cut spending.

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Alderman candidate finds errors in refugee panel’s letter

By   /  January 11, 2017  /  Immigration, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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A Rutland aldermen candidate has found errors in USCRI’s refugee letter, and says its inaccurate figures paint a too-rosy picture of the city’s economy.

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Despite conflicting data, early childhood education supported in Montpelier

By   /  January 10, 2017  /  Education, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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A bill introduced in the Vermont House last week attempts to expand early childhood education assistance for Vermont families.

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New bill aims to stop state tax on Social Security

By   /  January 6, 2017  /  Issues, News, State Government, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

The first House bill introduced at the start of the legislative session aims to end Vermont’s tax on Social Security, a $30 million annual revenue source.

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