Vermont governor’s neighbor discovered that Shumlin is no Santa

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

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Vermonters will never forget Jeremy Dodge. The story of a mentally challenged resident being hustled by the most powerful man in Vermont shocks the conscience in a way that little else can.

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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.

Read More → 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 30 in the series Nanny State of the Week

By Eric Boehm |
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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