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MIDDLEBURY | Vermont’s struggle to grow its workforce weakens our economy, inhibits the ability for Vermont businesses to expand their operations, and threatens the ability for Vermonters and future generations to grow and thrive... more

Nov 30, 2017 12:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

Recently, Raise the Wage Coalition member Nathan Suter wrote an editorial entitled “Economic Evidence Points to Broad Benefits of a $15 Minimum.” more

Nov 3, 2017 9:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

An article in Seven Days reminded us that back in 2007 the Vermont Legislature set a goal to cut child poverty in half in 10 years. A 14-member panel was charged with getting this done. The deadline passed on June 30. How’d we do? more

Sep 28, 2017 9:00 AM The Vermont Eagle 1 Comments

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MONTPELIER | Jake Perkinson, former investor and board member of a medical marijuana dispensary, has been named co-chair of the Governor’s Marijuana Advisory Commission. more

Sep 21, 2017 9:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

The National Bureau of Economic Research released its latest working paper on Seattle’s $15 minimum wage policy. more

Jul 7, 2017 6:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand traces parallels between suffragist movement, current activism in visit to Adirondack History Museum in Elizabethtown more

Jul 6, 2017 2:08 PM The Sun

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As the White House lurches from crisis to crisis, and Congress finds they cannot pass legislation despite holding a one-party majority, we can be forgiven for thinking that Washington, D.C. is frozen in a state of inaction and paralysis. more

Jul 5, 2017 6:00 AM Editorials

Gov. Phil Scott came into office pledging to put Vermont’s wounded economy back on the right track. more

Jun 21, 2017 12:00 PM The Vermont Eagle

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Direct care workers do so much for our communities. more

Apr 26, 2017 7:00 AM Letters to the Editor

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ELIZABETHTOWN — While people are living longer, the state is facing a ticking time bomb when it comes to providing home care as Baby Boomers enter their twilight years. more

Mar 30, 2017 6:00 AM The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH — Haggling over authorization usually comes after a medical emergency. more

Mar 23, 2017 6:00 AM The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH — Tick tock. more

Mar 21, 2017 9:00 AM The Sun

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ATHOL — Troopers summoned to clear town hall more

Jan 4, 2017 5:45 PM The Sun 4 Comments

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PLATTSBURGH — It’s already a good year for the state’s minimum wage workers, who received a pay bump just hours before welcoming 2017. more

Jan 3, 2017 3:30 PM The Sun

1. Democrats fought for Social Security more

Dec 17, 2016 10:30 AM Letters to the Editor

A lot of serious long-term national issues simply weren’t addressed in the recent national election. more

Dec 6, 2016 12:00 PM Letters to the Editor 1 Comments

Ding dong, the overtime extension law is dead — at least temporarily. more

Nov 30, 2016 1:30 PM Editorials 2 Comments

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ALBANY — Municipal budgets are falling into place across the region. more

Nov 3, 2016 6:00 AM The Sun

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Final showdown sees candidates offer sharp contrasts as they try to close the deal just two weeks before election day more

Oct 25, 2016 12:03 PM The Sun

MONTPELIER — Vermont gubernatorial candidate Peter Galbraith (D) is making a $15 minimum wage a centerpiece of his campaign, but Republican opponents and one local economics professor say the wage could hurt Vermont’s economy. more

Jul 19, 2016 6:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

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