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

Photo courtesy of Town of Swanton

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

Photo courtesy of Paul Morris

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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Lawmaker proposes requiring gun owners to register with insurance companies

By   /  February 2, 2016  /  News, Vermont  /  No Comments

GETTING THROUGH THE HOUSE: New Mexico House of Representatives passes a bill aimed at closing what's called the "gun show loophole."

A gun bill introduced last week at the Statehouse would require gun owners to report their guns to home insurance companies.

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Law firm for green-energy CEO investigated anti-Big Renewables activist

By   /  February 1, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo by Bruce Parker

A law firm representing a prominent green-energy CEO had been investigating an anti-Big Renewables activist now under a criminal probe by the Vermont Office of Attorney General.

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Bernie Sanders failed to act in deadly VA scandal, whistleblower says

By   /  February 1, 2016  /  Health Care, News, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, Vermont, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Bernie Sanders

Sanders’ committee “knew what was happening at Tomah,” the Army veteran told Wisconsin Watchdog during an interview Friday

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