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Lake Champlain and the high cost of clean water

By   /  January 19, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Federal government, News, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

The enormous cost of cleaning up Lake Champlain became apparent this week when Vermont Treasurer Beth Pierce announced a multi-million-dollar annual funding plan that would take 20 years to fully realize.

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First refugees arrive in Rutland as mayor’s secret plan succeeds

By   /  January 19, 2017  /  Immigration, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

The first Syrian refugee families have arrived in Rutland, one arriving Wednesday, and the second on Thursday.

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Outlook: Vermont on the brink of an Affordable Care Act repeal

By   /  January 19, 2017  /  Federal Government, Health Care, Issues, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

With an Affordable Care Act repeal on the horizon, Vermont’s leaders are trying to predict the future amid changing messages coming from Washington.

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Presidential candidates missed the most votes in Congress last year

By   /  January 19, 2017  /  Federal government, Florida, Iowa, National, News, Politics & Elections, Texas, Vermont, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The annual report card for the 114th Congress from congressional tracking website govtrack.us shows that the three U.S. senators who tried to move from the Capitol to the White House also missed the most votes in 2016.

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Vermont House has 90 days to review Scott’s restructuring plan

By   /  January 18, 2017  /  Economy, Governor, Legislature, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo by Bruce Parker

Forty eight hours after Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signed executive orders to merge the state’s liquor control and lottery commission, create a new Agency of Economic Opportunity, restructure IT resources, and blend tourism and marketing with state commerce functions, news reporters were asking “how” and “why.

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Environmentalists introduce bill to block public from using pond

By   /  January 18, 2017  /  News, Power Abuse, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

A bill introduced in the Vermont House aims to ban public access to Berlin Pond, reigniting the debate over water safety versus hunting, fishing and canoeing.

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