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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.

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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Scott’s team begins process of redirecting Vermont health care

By   /  January 5, 2017  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Newly inaugurated Vermont Gov. Phil Scott took office Thursday, bringing with him a new roster of officials who will decide the direction of Vermont’s health care.

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Current Use ruling sets dangerous precedent for landowners, experts say

By   /  December 22, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Issues, News, Power Abuse, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Foresters say Weyerhaeuser Co.’s recent loss at the Vermont Supreme Court will affect large and small property owners alike and set a dangerous precedent of courts deferring to government agencies.

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