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Telecommunications bill extended indefinitely against towns’ wishes

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  News, Power Abuse, Vermont  /  No Comments

The House Energy and Technology Committee on Friday voted to renew a 2007 telecommunications siting law considered by critics as dismissive of local planning and zoning policies.

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Rutland firefighters union picks David Allaire over Louras

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Issues, News, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of Orlando Fire Department

The Rutland City firefighters union has endorsed David Allaire in what appears to be a significant blow to Mayor Chris Louras’ re-election hopes.

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David Allaire: Restore transparency to Rutland mayor’s office

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Immigration, Issues, News, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of David Allaire

“I want to bring trust, respect and transparency back to the mayor’s office,” Allaire said.

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

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

AP photo

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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