Medicaid expansion helps able-bodied adults, hurts poor and disabled

By   /  July 17, 2014  /  National, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

NOT READY: Small business and Spanish language online enrollment isn't ready.

For years politicians have pitched universal health care as a compassionate and enlightened system that helps the poor and needy. A report released Thursday, however, claims such rhetoric is 180 degrees out of phase with reality.

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Oklahoma ranks 11th in corruption

By   /  July 2, 2014  /  Oklahoma  /  No Comments


Oklahoma ranked as eleventh most corrupt state in new study. Corruption prevailed during era of one-party rule.

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Political mapping tool identifies pockets of red in blue-state Vermont

By   /  July 1, 2014  /  News, Vermont  /  No Comments

RED STATE VERMONT?: Although the Green Mountain State runs a deep shade of blue, a political mapping tool from Clarity Campaign Labs finds pockets of red on a town-by-town basis.

Vermont may be the bluest of blue states, but a new political mapping tool developed for the 2014 election reveals that even the most left-leaning states have right-leaning outposts.

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Vermont governor signs minimum wage hike at bakery unaffected by law

By   /  June 10, 2014  /  News, Vermont  /  No Comments

OPTICS BLUNDER: Gov. Peter Shumlin shakes hands with the owner of a local bakery that won't be affected by the minimum wage increase signed into law Monday.

Gov. Peter Shumlin on Monday signed a law requiring businesses in Vermont to pay workers a minimum wage of $10.50. The kicker? Shumlin staged the signing at the Red Hen Baking Co., a local organic business that won’t be affected by the new legislation because it has no minimum wage workers.

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Urgent care coming to Vermont despite opposition from state officials

By   /  May 23, 2014  /  News, Vermont  /  No Comments

REAL CHOICE: Vermonters with common ailments will soon have access to fast, affordable treatment without having to visit a hospital emergency room.

Despite opposition from officials, Vermonters will soon have an affordable alternative to treatment in hospital emergency rooms. “We’re going to take something that’s currently costing a thousand dollars and do it for a hundred. We’re going to take something that makes you sit for six hours in an emergency room, and we’re going to have you in and out in an hour,” ClearChoiceMD’s Michael Porembski said.

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Patriot channel’s David Webb wants to ignite Vermont’s liberty-lovers

By   /  May 15, 2014  /  National, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

LIBERTY MOVEMENT IN VERMONT : SiriusXM radio host and national tea party leader David Webb will deliver a speech in Burlington Sunday.

When David Webb arrives Sunday to speak in South Burlington, the national radio-show host and liberty-movement leader has a message for independent-minded Vermonters: “constitutional values are for everyone.”

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