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 lawmakers hope to stem ACO abuse of tax dollars seen in other states

By   /  March 31, 2017  /  Accountability, Health Care, Issues, News, Open Records, Power Abuse, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont lawmakers are working to regulate Vermont’s accountable care organizations before the state relinquishes control of millions of federal dollars.

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Gov. Scott signs immigration bill despite legal concerns, federal funding threats

By   /  March 28, 2017  /  Immigration, Issues, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

Gov. Phil Scott on Tuesday signed an immigration bill that could cause the federal government to designate Vermont as a sanctuary jurisdiction.

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Vermont House to vote on election law rewrites in wake of recount, absentee ballot snafus

By   /  March 24, 2017  /  Accountability, Issues, Legislature, News, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Three separate measures would address how recounts are conducted and how absentee ballots are obtained by voters.

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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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