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Senate backs opioid levy; Scott doesn’t

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By Mike Faher, VTDigger.org The levy would be based on the drug manufacturers’ sales in the state. Creative Commons photo. The state Senate on Thursday supported imposing a new financial assessment on opioid manufacturers, soundly defeating efforts to eliminat... More »

Prosecutors move toward expunging marijuana convictions

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By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger.org Marijuana possession will become legal in Vermont on July 1. File photo by Andrew Kutches/VTDigger County prosecutors around the state are looking at coming up with a way to expunge certain marijuana convictions now that the stat... More »

Scott pulls the plug on iconic Vermont Life magazine

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By Xander Landen, VTDigger.org One of the final issues of Vermont Life on a grocery store newsstand. VTDigger photo Vermont Life, the state’s signature regional magazine which in recent years has faced financial woes and racked up millions in debt, will shutte... More »

Scott administration redrafting ed savings plan

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By Tiffany Danitz Pache, VTDigger.org Tax Commissioner Kaj Samsom. Photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger The tax commissioner pushed back Wednesday on questions raised by fiscal analysts about the Scott administration’s five-year plan to save $300 million in school... More »

Highgate daughter barred from contacting mother in jail

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By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger.org Erika Guttilla appears in Vermont Superior Court in St. Albans on Tuesday. Pool photo by Greg Lamoureaux/County Courier ST. ALBANS – A Highgate woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a charge of first-degree murder in the shooting... More »

Data indicates schools are likely underreporting bullying

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By Lola Duffort, VTDigger.org Regan Doperak of Proctor, now 18, recalled being bullied from elementary school onward. Courtesy photo About halfway through her freshman year of high school, Regan Doperak’s parents pulled her out. Doperak, now 18, recalled being... More »

Suspect was unarmed in Brattleboro police shooting

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By Anne Galloway and Colin Meyn, VTDigger.org Three officers from the Brattleboro Police Department and one Vermont State Police trooper shot a man who was allegedly involved in two armed robberies Friday night in Westminster and Weathersfield. The suspect was... More »

Money committees slam Scott’s school spending plan

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By Tiffany Danitz Pache, VTDigger.org Tax Commissioner Kaj Samsom. Photo by Michael Dougherty/VTDigger The Scott administration brought its school funding plan to money committees in the House and Senate on Wednesday and were greeted with a litany of grievance... More »