Jon formerly served as staff reporter for Watchdog.org.

European-style approach to VT’s drug crisis worth studying, lawmakers say

By   /  April 3, 2014  /  Health Care, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

One Western European country’s unconventional approach to handling drug addiction has a few Vermont lawmakers asking, “Could it work here”?

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DUI: ‘You can’t afford it’ — or can you?

By   /  April 1, 2014  /  News, Vermont  /  No Comments

You’ve probably seen the signs along Vermont’s highways and interstates reminding you not to drink and drive.

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Six places you probably didn’t know are getting your tax dollars

By   /  March 31, 2014  /  Open Records, Taxes, Transparency, Vermont  /  No Comments

By Jon Street | Vermont Watchdog BURLINGTON, Vt. — We’re living in a “very ugly moment in American history.” Just ask Vermont’s U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who continues to use “massive income inequality” to rail against cuts to food stamps. “It is astounding to me, from a moral perspective, that folks in the Republican Party […]

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Green Mountain State electric costs could climb

By   /  March 28, 2014  /  Accountability, Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Environmental groups say renewable energy production lowers electricity costs, but federal government data suggests it may do just the opposite.

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Vermont’s Sanders stews over post office money problems

By   /  March 21, 2014  /  Labor, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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  By Jon Street | Vermont Watchdog BURLINGTON, Vt. — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says he’s worried the U.S. Postal Service is running out of cash, but he may be worried more about his own campaign cash. In a March 4 editorial published in the Wall Street Journal, Sanders, a Vermont independent, called the USPS one […]

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Lawmaker: Show us the single-payer money plan now

By   /  March 19, 2014  /  Health Care, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Gov. Peter Shumlin signed Green Mountain Care into law three years ago, but he still hasn’t said how he’ll pay for it.

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