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.

Plaintiffs say Act 39 suit dismissal a victory for religious liberty

By   /  April 13, 2017  /  Accountability, First Amendment, Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  1 Comment

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Plaintiffs of a recently dismissed District Court case say the judge’s decision on Act 39 was a win for moral and religious liberty.

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Vermont AG passes buck on 41-conviction hit-and-run driver

By   /  April 10, 2017  /  Accountability, Criminal Justice, Issues, Judiciary, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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What first appeared as a goodwill gesture by Attorney General TJ Donovan to the people of Tinmouth quickly turned into a lesson on passing the buck.

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Experts warn no good options as Scott moves to shut down Vermont Health Connect

By   /  April 7, 2017  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Gov. Phil Scott is prepared to finally shut down Vermont Health Connect, the state’s failing health care exchange, after years of Democrats passing the buck

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Candidates seek to replace conservative Rep. Job Tate

By   /  April 5, 2017  /  Issues, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Three candidates have been tapped as possibilities to replace Rep. Job Tate, R-Mendon, who will soon be deploying with his U.S. Navy reserve unit.

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State Rep. Job Tate’s replacement won’t be as conservative as he is

By   /  April 5, 2017  /  Issues, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Rep. Job Tate, R-Mendon, has resigned after notification of deployment. Tate was the only Republican in the House to not back Gov. Phil Scott’s candidacy.

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Addiction recovery center opens in Rutland, offers alternative to state approach

By   /  April 3, 2017  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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A new substance abuse treatment program opened its doors Saturday in Rutland, marking an important step in the state’s continued fight against opioid abuse.

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