Senior health agencies concerned about all-payer health system

By   /  February 10, 2016  /  Accountability, Health Care, Issues, News, State Budgets, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Kept in the dark, senior health-advocacy groups are unsure how to advise uninformed seniors about potential Medicare changes coming through the all-payer health care system.

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Vermont AG drops probe against Big Renewables critic

By   /  February 9, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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A critic of Big Renewables in Vermont is free from the threat of criminal prosecution after the attorney general’s office dropped an investigation launched in response to complaints from an anonymous green-energy developer.

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Resolution greases skids for Burlington charter changes, upsets gun groups

By   /  February 8, 2016  /  Accountability, Issues, News, Transparency, Vermont  /  No Comments

UNDER FIRE: Gun rights groups say a resolution sitting in the House Rules Committee would grease the skids for fast approval of Burlington's controversial gun control charter changes.

A state resolution that lets municipal charter changes bypass committee and go straight to the House floor has gun rights groups on high alert about charter changes passed in Burlington.

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Labor laws for contractors under examination in Vermont

By   /  February 5, 2016  /  Labor, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

CONTRACTOR REGS: Bills under consideration in the House Commerce Committee could amend the definition of "independent contractor" for workers’ compensation and unemployment compensation purposes.

The House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development met with labor leaders on Thursday to gauge how new bills regarding contractor work can best suit employers and employees.

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Energy siting discussion reveals Vermont’s portfolio standards as culprit

By   /  February 4, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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The ongoing struggle between municipalities and the Public Service Board regarding who gets more say in energy siting bubbled up again in committee on Wednesday.

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Bloomberg anti-gun group survives Vermont probe, but legal challenge remains

By   /  February 3, 2016  /  Accountability, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Everytown for Gun Safety survived a probe by the Vermont attorney general’s office, but the Bloomberg-backed group faces an ongoing legal threat from a gun dealer wrongly maligned by its deceptive sting operation.

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