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ALBANY | The Working Families Party endorsed Cynthia Nixon over Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday. more

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PLATTSBURGH | With the price of milk declining across the country, it’s getting difficult to make a living. more

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The biennial session of the Legislature that convenes this week will face more than its share of hot button issues. Here’s a quick survey of the 2018 agenda. more

The Vermont Eagle

MIDDLEBURY | The Vermont State House approved a modified version of Paid Family Leave (H.196), allowing six weeks of paid leave at 80% compensation for bonding with a new child or taking care of a sick relative. more

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PLATTSBURGH | The owner of a local taxi cab company asked lawmakers last month to consider raising the maximum ride fare in city limits by $1.50 per ride. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | New Yorkers gained a new safety net on Jan. 1. more

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PLATTSBURGH | The owner of a local taxi company requested last week that the Common Council increase Plattsburgh’s fare limit for cabs operating in city limits. more

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

The Vermont Eagle

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Direct care workers do so much for our communities. more

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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

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

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PLATTSBURGH — Tick tock. more

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ATHOL — Troopers summoned to clear town hall more

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