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Advocates press for universal primary care

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By Mike Faher, VTDigger.org If state legislators needed a cheering section for enacting universal primary health care, they got one Tuesday night. During a public hearing jointly hosted by the House Health Care and Senate Health and Welfare committees, more th... More »

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Scott delivers tight budget with small bore initiatives

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By Anne Galloway/VTDigger.org There are no “bells and whistles” in Gov. Phil Scott’s 2019 budget. As expected, there are also no new taxes and no new fees.   Nor have any big initiatives been proposed in the budget. Instead, the governor’s office gave the Legi... More »

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Scott chides ‘polarizing’ politics in Washington

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By Cory Dawson, VTDigger.org SOUTH BURLINGTON — Gov. Phil Scott tackled Twitter etiquette yesterday with his very own version of the Golden Rule for the social media age. “Tweet others the way you want to be tweeted,” Scott said in a not-so-veiled reference to... More »

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State hires firm to redact Jay Peak docs

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By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger.org The state has hired a company at a cost of up to $450,000 to remove “Personally Identifiable Information” from documents before making them public in its EB-5 investor fraud lawsuit against Jay Peak Resort developers. The state D... More »

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More than 2,000 rally at ‘March For Our Future’

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By Mike Faher, VT Digger Though she had to use a step stool to reach the microphone, 16-year-old Greta Solsaa wasn’t fazed by thousands of people gathered below her on the snowy Statehouse lawn. “Never forget your voice,” the Rutland teen told the crowd at Sat... More »

Out-of-state prison limiting inmate communication

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s chief public defender says the housing of some of the state’s inmates in a Pennsylvania prison is making it “much more difficult” for his lawyers to communicate with their clients. Defender General Matthew Valerio told Vermont ... More »