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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 »

Saliva testing bill meets demise in Senate panel

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By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger.org Creative Commons photo Abill that would have allowed law enforcement to obtain saliva for testing from motorists suspected of drugged drive has effectively been shelved for this legislative session. The legislation faced threats ... More »

Leahy and Welch blast FDA labeling rule for maple syrup

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By Xander Landen, VTDigger.org Vermont’s congressional delegation is pushing back against a rule proposed by the Food and Drug Administration that would require producers of pure maple syrup to put “added sugar” labels on their products. Sen. Patrick Leahy and... More »

Police chief pushes federal prosecution in Sawyer case

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By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger.org Jack Sawyer talks with his defense attorneys during his bail review hearing on April 25. Pool photo by Robert Layman/Rutland Herald Fair Haven Police Chief Bill Humphries says he has tried several avenues to get federal prosecuto... More »

Feds sending $2M more for state addiction programs

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By Mike Faher, VTDigger.org RICHMOND – Vermont’s efforts to combat the opioid epidemic are getting a $2 million boost from the federal government. The additional funding, announced Monday by U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., will expand state programs like drug ... More »

Scott may skip Thunder Road this season

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By Anne Galloway, VTDigger.org Gov. Phil Scott says he may not race cars at Thunder Road this season because of potential gun rights protests. Scott has taken a lot of heat from his Republican base for signing sweeping gun restrictions into law earlier this mo... More »