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Health care regulators set to vote on confusing all-payer model

By   /  October 25, 2016  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Health care financing

The Green Mountain Care Board is set to approve a new way of paying for health care, but understanding what that means requires reading the fine print of the agreement.

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Swanton Wind developer wants board to speed things up

By   /  October 25, 2016  /  Crony Capitalism, Energy and Environment, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo by Michael Bielawski

Developers are demanding that residents who want a say on the Swanton Wind Project be given two weeks to decide whether they will participate. Opponents of the project say that’s not nearly enough time.

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Not an adult matter: Students take up the fight for school choice

By   /  October 24, 2016  /  Education, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo by We The Students

A student-run advocacy group for educational policies in Vermont is set to continue its fight for school choice through the 2017 legislative session.

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American Bird Conservancy says no to wind turbine project

By   /  October 24, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, News, Regulations, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo provided by Grafton Woodlands Group

“The wind energy industry publicly claims to be concerned about bird and bat mortality but continues to build large, commercial wind energy facilities in major migratory corridors and sensitive breeding areas for birds and bats.”

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Minter, Scott anything but a carbon copy on carbon tax

By   /  October 21, 2016  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, News, Politics & Elections, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

AP file photo

Republican Phil Scott promises to veto a carbon tax. Democrat Sue Minter says she’ll decide later.

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Skeptical residents engage with Zuckerman on wind project

By   /  October 20, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, News, Politics & Elections, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

Image courtesy of Christine Lang

Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor David Zuckerman ventured into politically unfriendly territory to hear residents’ concerns and frustrations about the Swanton Wind project.

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