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.

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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New Rutland mayor prioritizes transparency for restarted refugee program

By   /  March 8, 2017  /  Federal Government, Immigration, Issues, News, Transparency, Vermont  /  No Comments

Rutland, Vermont could see its Syrian refugee program start up again as Trump removes the permanent ban from his revised immigration order signed Monday.

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Rutland voters unseat secretive mayor after year-long refugee fight

By   /  March 7, 2017  /  Accountability, Immigration, Issues, News, Open Records, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Voters ousted controversial Mayor Chris Louras after a year of turmoil stemming from his secret plan to make Rutland a permanent refugee resettlement community.

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Top immigration expert: Vermont policy qualifies as ‘sanctuary’

By   /  March 6, 2017  /  Immigration, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

A top legal expert says Vermont’s proposed enforcement of “Fair and Impartial Policing” policies would qualify the state as a sanctuary jurisdiction.

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Gowns for town: Candidates for Rutland aldermen pitch plans to keep students

By   /  March 3, 2017  /  News, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Questions at a candidate forum hosted by Castleton University students centered on young adults’ role in the local economy.

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Rutland mayoral candidates debate economic policy, refugees in final appeal to voters

By   /  March 2, 2017  /  Immigration, Issues, Jobs + Growth, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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“This community will be defined by the election on Tuesday,” says Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras.

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