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Vermont’s child care providers to remain non-unionized

By   /  March 3, 2015  /  Labor, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

UNIONIZE THIS: The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees want to organize child care workers in Minnesota.

Child care providers in Vermont will remain independent for another year as the American Federation of Teachers has chosen not to appeal the Vermont Labor Relations Board’s certification of a December vote against unionization.

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New Mexico cabinet secretary to Vermont: Driver’s license fraud rampant, international

By   /  February 27, 2015  /  Fraud, Issues, New Mexico, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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As an investigation into driver’s license fraud in Vermont expands to multiple states, the head of New Mexico’s motor vehicle division says the problem is international in scope.

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Vermont’s investigation into licenses-for-illegals fraud spreads to multiple states, DMV offices

By   /  February 26, 2015  /  New Mexico, News, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

ONCE IT WAS A PROTEST: In 2013, a Vermont House committee heard testimony to allow farmworkers in the country illegally to be able to drive with privilege licenses. Now, that's under investigation.

An investigation into fraudulent applications for Vermont’s driver’s privilege cards has spread to multiple states and DMV branches, according to the department’s chief investigator.

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Vermont to lose 3.4 percent of manufacturing jobs due to federal climate regs

By   /  February 24, 2015  /  Economy, Jobs + Growth, News, Regulations, Vermont  /  No Comments

The Wisconsin state Senate on Wednesday took up a controversial bill aimed at streamlining the mining process. But while the bill's passage is all-but-certain, the rights and requirements of Native American tribes and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers call into question the future of the northern Wisconsin that is the impetus for the bill.

Vermont will lose 3.4 percent of its manufacturing jobs by 2023 due to Obama administration climate regulations, according to a report on the impact of EPA rules on labor.

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Lawmaker lone voice against green energy takeover in Vermont

By   /  February 20, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of State of Vermont

This past week, the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee voted 10-1 to make utilities provide 75 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2032. State Rep. Warren Van Wyck, the sole no vote, says the lopsided tally proves only that Vermonters can expect to pay more on their energy bills.

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Background check bill in peril after police chiefs shoot it down

By   /  February 18, 2015  /  Government Regulation, News, Regulations, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of Tim Bombardier

A highly controversial background check bill is in peril in Vermont after an influential association of police chiefs criticized the legislation as unnecessary and off target.

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