Emma Lamberton - Watchdog.org

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 the Investigative Reporters & Editors network. Emma is always looking for new stories. Readers are encouraged to contact her with tips and story ideas.

Q&A with two of Rutland’s four mayoral candidates

By   /  February 16, 2017  /  Federal government, Issues, News, Politics & Elections, Uncategorized, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of city of Rutland

Four candidates have thrown their hat into the ring to win the city of Rutland coveted mayor’s seat in next month’s Town Meeting election. Watchdog asked each candidate to participate in a question-and-answer style interview.

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Is opioid abuse an addiction or chronic illness?

By   /  February 16, 2017  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Uncategorized, Vermont  /  No Comments

As drug addiction continues to grow in Vermont, a question remains: is the state’s solution working?

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Scott-backed legislation would block local officials from enforcing U.S. immigration law

By   /  February 9, 2017  /  Immigration, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

(AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)

Standing with top lawmakers and Vermont’s attorney general, Gov. Phil Scott on Thursday introduced legislation prohibiting local officials from enforcing U.S. immigration law or even identifying illegals for immigration enforcement purposes.

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Bipartisan bill would require report on vaccine reactions

By   /  February 9, 2017  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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State Rep. Vicki Strong wants Vermont lawmakers to be better informed about Vermonters’ adverse reactions to vaccines.

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Scott announces all-payer trial for 30,000 Vermont Medicaid patients

By   /  February 8, 2017  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo by Emma Lamberton

Gov. Phil Scott announced a “next generation” Medicaid pilot program that tests out an advance-payment Accountable Care Organization financial model for Vermont.

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Scott making Vermont a sanctuary for illegals as GOP elsewhere sides with Trump

By   /  February 8, 2017  /  Immigration, Issues, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo by Michael Bielawski

Republican Gov. Phil Scott is spearheading sanctuary state policies in Vermont, bucking his party’s agenda in many other states and cities.

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