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Vermont to pay up to $2.7 million for faulty fix to state health exchange

By   /  July 30, 2015  /  Finances, Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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An independent report on Vermont Health Connect shows Vermonters will pay up to $2.7 million for June’s faulty technology fix, a fact not disclosed by the Shumlin administration’s report.

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Retirees struggling to afford Vermont, moving to other states

By   /  July 29, 2015  /  News, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermonters have different reasons for leaving the state, but for retirees, the decision to leave the Green Mountains and retire elsewhere often comes down to property taxes and the cost of living.

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Can Vermont really hit a 90 percent renewable energy goal?

By   /  July 28, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont just passed legislation mandating 75 percent of its electricity must come from renewable energy in 17 years. And the state wants 90 percent of all energy to come from renewables by 2050.

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Green-energy CEO: Vermonters must abandon the car

By   /  July 24, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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“We got to get people to live where they work and get into the community. They can’t be living everywhere.”

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Tesla got $295M in subsidies for technology it didn’t offer

By   /  July 23, 2015  /  California, Energy and Environment, investigations, Maine, National, New York, Oregon, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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“This isn’t a science fair. We should be paying for results,” said a California lawmaker of the Tesla Motors subsidies.

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Committee letter apparent cover for improper no-bid grant to Lake Champlain Chamber

By   /  July 22, 2015  /  investigations, Misuse of funds, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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A letter supposedly written to clarify lawmakers’ intent on a no-bid grant awarded to the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce is increasingly looking like part of a backroom plot to deceive the public and skirt the law.

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