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Money committees slam Scott’s school spending plan


By Tiffany Danitz Pache, 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


By Alan J. Keays, 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


By Xander Landen, 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


By Alan J. Keays, 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


By Mike Faher, 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


By Anne Galloway, 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 »