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Scott: ‘Housing for All’ plan will strengthen Vermont economy

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  Governor, News, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Gov. Phil Scott on Friday announced a four-fold plan to strengthen the local economy by creating more housing in areas designated for growth and reinvestment.

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House Republicans fear ‘stolen election’ coming in Frenier recount

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  News, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

As the House approved rules for a second recount of a race won by a Republican from Orange County, lawmakers from the Republican caucus accused majority Democrats and Progressives of preparing to steal an election.

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Lawmaker: Vermont hospitality industry would suffer from $15 minimum wage

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  Labor, Legislature, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

A lawmaker from Stowe is sending up a warning flare to Vermonters that two minimum wage bills being considered in the state House are bad ideas.

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Vermont telecommunications siting law renewal under scrutiny

By   /  February 16, 2017  /  News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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In 2015, Calais spent almost $100,000 on legal and other fees to fight what many residents saw as a poorly sited, intrusive telecom tower project. This week, two town officials went to Montpelier to register their displeasure with the process.

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Q&A with two of Rutland’s four mayoral candidates

By   /  February 16, 2017  /  Federal government, Issues, News, Politics & Elections, Uncategorized, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Four candidates have thrown their hat into the ring to win the city of Rutland coveted mayor’s seat in next month’s Town Meeting election. Watchdog asked each candidate to participate in a question-and-answer style interview.

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Is opioid abuse an addiction or chronic illness?

By   /  February 16, 2017  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Uncategorized, Vermont  /  No Comments

As drug addiction continues to grow in Vermont, a question remains: is the state’s solution working?

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