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Shumlin: Single-payer ‘greatest disappointment of my political life’

By   /  December 18, 2014  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Gov. Peter Shumlin announced he has called off his plans for single-payer health care in Vermont for 2015, saying “now is not the right time.”

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Agency: $443,000 on Gruber analysis of Obamacare in Wisconsin long spent

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The “architect” of Obamacare who suggested the “stupidity of the American voter” helped pass President Obama’s signature health-care reform law hauled in $200,000 from Wisconsin taxpayers for his analysis of the potential costs and impacts of the Affordable Care Act on the Badger State, according to the state Department of Health Services.

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Vermont halts payments to Obamacare architect Gruber

By   /  November 19, 2014  /  Fraud, Health Care, Issues, National, News, Transparency, Vermont  /  No Comments

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The state of Vermont has stopped payment on the contract of Jonathan Gruber following a series of video statements showing the Obamacare architect repeatedly insulting voters and intentionally misleading the public in the crafting of the Affordable Care Act.

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Vermont’s McKibben behind movement to divest from fossil fuel companies

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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As world leaders met Tuesday to propose new climate regulations for United Nations members, a fossil fuels divestment movement championed by Vermont environmentalist and People’s Climate March organizer Bill McKibben is attracting big supporters — including oil tycoons the Rockefeller family.

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Watchdog.org blows lid off Vermont’s bake sale brownie ban

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Education, Health Care, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Part 21 of 27 in the series Nanny State of the Week

By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Brownies, cookies, cupcakes and other essential elements of any successful bake sale have been banned by new rules for food in Vermont public schools.
Thanks to rules that grew out of a 2010 state law, bake sales used as school fundraisers […]

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Report: Vermont uses ‘budget shenanigans’ to hide $2.6 billion in liabilities

By   /  September 5, 2014  /  Labor, News, Pensions, State Budgets, Transparency, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont’s legislative bean counters are engaged in highly misleading accounting practices, especially when it comes to what the state owes on employee pensions and health benefits.

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