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Former tax commissioner: Vermont budget debate all taxes, no cuts

By   /  March 31, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Issues, News, State Budgets, Vermont  /  No Comments

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As Vermont lawmakers attempt to fill a $113-million budget hole caused by chronic overspending, a former commissioner of finance and taxes says the fix under consideration is all taxes and no cuts, despite claims to the contrary.

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Vermont repeats annual overspending ritual with House-OK’d budget

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Finances, Issues, News, State Budgets, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo by Bruce Parker

The Vermont House of Representatives on Thursday voted for a budget plan that praises sustainable spending but violates it yet another year.

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Vermont Senate approves controversial gun control bill

By   /  March 26, 2015  /  News, Vermont  /  No Comments

BLOOMBERG IS BACK: A Bloomberg-backed group is is back with a petition drive to qualify a background check initiative for Nevada's 2016 ballot.

A controversial bill that bans violent felons and mentally ill Vermonters from possessing a firearm passed a preliminary vote of 20 to 8 in the Senate on Wednesday.

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Vermont on track to miss out on direct-pay health care revolution

By   /  March 25, 2015  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Regulations, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Direct-pay medicine offers top-notch health services at rock-bottom prices everyone can afford. Unfortunately, Vermont is set to miss out on this medical miracle.

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Lobbyist for VT ‘grassroots’ gun control group admits taking orders from out of state

By   /  March 23, 2015  /  News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo by Bruce Parker

A lobbyist for a self-proclaimed ‘grassroots’ gun control group in Vermont said the group needed clearance from national bosses for new language inserted into a controversial gun control bill in Vermont.

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Doctors descend on Vermont to restore patient control over health care

By   /  March 19, 2015  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of Alieta Eck

As health care officials from the Gov. Peter Shumlin administration fight a never-ending battle with overpriced insurance-based health systems, a quiet physician-patient revolution is underway to bypass health care middlemen and pass the savings on to consumers.

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