‘Migrant rights’ advocate urges Vermont DMV not to investigate illegals

By   /  January 23, 2015  /  Fraud, Immigration, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont’s transportation secretary says she’s doing her job, but accusations from an outspoken immigrant rights activist have the transportation chief on the defensive over her investigation of illegals.

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Driver’s licenses a magnet for immigration fraud in Vermont

By   /  January 22, 2015  /  California, Fraud, Immigration, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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As California battles a flood of immigrants seeking driver’s licenses after enactment of Assembly Bill 60, Vermont’s Department of Motor Vehicles has found issuing driver’s privileges to illegals can be a magnet for benefits fraud.

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Democrat state senator: Gun background checks unnecessary in Vermont

By   /  January 20, 2015  /  News, Power Abuse, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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An influential Democratic state senator said he’s unlikely to support a bill requiring background checks on gun purchases because the the checks are unnecessary and unconstitutional in Vermont.

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Shumlin proposes new taxes, says ‘we have a spending problem’

By   /  January 16, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, News, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

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In a lengthy address centered on closing a $94 million budget gap, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin on Thursday proposed higher taxes and said the state has “a spending problem.”

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Lawmaker proposes school choice solution to Vermont’s education crisis

By   /  January 15, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Education Blog, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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As Gov. Peter Shumlin addressed the state’s fiscal woes Thursday, lawmakers and education-reform advocates gathered at the statehouse to propose school choice as the solution to Vermont’s education financing crisis.

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Senate leader bringing controversial background checks to Vermont

By   /  January 13, 2015  /  News, Vermont  /  No Comments

SECOND AMENDMENT: Florida gun rights activists are mobilizing ahead of the 2014 legislative session.

Vermont’s Senate president pro tem says he is sponsoring a hot-button bill to require universal background checks on gun purchases. The controversial legislation could be introduced as soon as Wednesday morning at the Vermont statehouse.

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