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Gun-rights advocates scrutinize Minter’s gun-control ad

By   /  July 29, 2016  /  Criminal Justice, Governor, News, Politics & Elections, Regulations, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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An ad released last week by Democrat gubernatorial candidate Sue Minter makes some bold charges about gun violence, particularly regarding domestic violence. Gun-rights advocates say that while Minter’s claims contain a kernel of fact, the lack of proper context makes the ad highly misleading.

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Vermont Lt. Gov. candidates debate health care, guns, carbon taxes

By   /  July 25, 2016  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Governor, Health Care, Jobs + Growth, News, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

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As candidates for Vermont’s next lieutenant governor met to debate hot issues, Democrats called for gun control, carbon taxes and universal government health care, while the sole Republican stood opposed to all three.

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Former state auditor Randy Brock challenges Democrats on ‘free’ college

By   /  July 22, 2016  /  Economy, Education, Governor, News, Politics & Elections, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates are promising free college in return for votes, but a former state auditor and candidate for lieutenant governor says the numbers don’t add up.

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Jackson City Council still pondering taxi regulation overhaul

By   /  July 1, 2016  /  Economy, Governor, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Government, Taxes, Technology  /  No Comments

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The Jackson City Council’s Planning Committee promises to finally submit a revised set of taxi regulations for a vote to the full council soon.

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Vermont gubernatorial hopefuls debate energy siting and guns

By   /  June 30, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Governor, News, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Four of Vermont’s five gubernatorial candidates debated many important issues Wednesday night, but energy siting and gun control seemed to generate the greatest interest from voters.

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Mississippi Legislature gives Bryant authority to tap further into reserves

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Governor, Mississippi, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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The Mississippi Legislature passed a bill giving Gov. Phil Bryant the ability to dip further into the state’s rain day fund by $60 million.

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