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 published in The Washington Times, FoxNews.com and a number of local Vermont newspapers. She is also a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors. Emma is always looking for new stories. Readers are encouraged to contact her with tips and story ideas.

New Board of Education appointees stress school choice, cutting costs

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Education, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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John O’Keefe’s and John Carroll’s emphasis on fiscal responsibility and free-market principles add fresh opinions to the board.

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Governor’s office sought to silence critic of sanctuary-styled immigration policy

By   /  March 21, 2017  /  Accountability, First Amendment, Free Speech, Governor, Issues, News, Power Abuse, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

“They are trying to kill the story, and they’ve crossed ethical lines. … I reached out to their office as a private citizen,” Hansen said.

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Repealing regulations could be the answer to cuts in Medicaid funds

By   /  March 17, 2017  /  Health Care, Issues, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

Opening up Vermont’s market to enterprising health professionals could cut costs and save Medicaid beneficiaries from taking a cut in coverage.

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House Republicans criticize Scott-backed bill obstructing immigration enforcement

By   /  March 16, 2017  /  Immigration, Issues, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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While the Vermont House on Tuesday voted to bar state agencies from outing illegal immigrants to feds, dissenting Republican representatives said Vermont shouldn’t obstruct enforcement of U.S. immigration law.

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Vermont AG comes out hard against Trump immigration policies

By   /  March 14, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Immigration, Issues, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan filed an amicus brief with nine other attorneys general claiming that President Donald Trump’s revised immigration order is unconstitutional.

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Vermont’s reliance on Uncle Sam looms large in Obamacare replacement plan

By   /  March 13, 2017  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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With an increasing reliance on federal taxpayer dollars, Vermont could lose $200 million from Medicaid’s health care matching grant.

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