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Last month, we introduced a bi-state family and medical leave insurance program, the Twin State Paid Family Leave plan, that would build a public-private partnership to provide access to paid family and medical leave for all residents... Read more

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Fellow Vermonters, I was asked by a member of the media last week at my weekly press conference how I’ve arrived at a calculation I frequently use to highlight our past and present economic and demographic challenges – the phrase I use is ‘6-3-1.’ Read more

Letters to the Editor

It’s been over a week since the government shutdown started and I cannot think of a single American whose life is better because of it. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | First it was nuclear, then coal. Now, wind power is on the chopping block in NIMBY Vermont. Read more

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Affordability vs environment

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MIDDLEBURY | Several Vermont lawmakers and community leaders are expressing concerns that harsh state policies, rules, and regulations continue to negatively affect the lives and livelihoods of lower-income Vermonters. Read more

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Peter Reed

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GRANVILLE | After five months being vacant, Gov. Phil Scott announced the appointment of Peter Reed (I) to fill the Orange-Washington-Addison House District seat. Reed follows August 2019 resignation of Independent Rep. Ben Jickling. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Vermont Gov. Phil Scott’s fourth “State of the State” address to lawmakers was faced with hecklers from inside the State House last Thursday. Read more

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Solar-project

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MIDDLEBURY | The year 2025 is looming. And Vermont’s road to “90 by 2025” carbon-free energy is proving to be a rocky, costly trek. Read more

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VT Winter Storm

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MIDDLEBURY | The last week of December 2019 brought winter weather conditions more typical of mid-January. On Dec. 31, Green Mountain Power (GMP) crews responded to outages caused by a winter storm which brought ice, some snow, and strong winds. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Last week Gov. Phil Scott announced the appointment of Kathy Lavoie to the Vermont Board of Education. Read more

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Judge William Cohen

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BRANDON | A Rutland County resident has been named to the Vermont Supreme Court by Gov. Phil Scott. Judge William “Bill” Cohen of Rutland County to the Vermont Supreme Court after serving 20 years as a Superior Court judge with distinction. Read more

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Our education funding system is broken. We all know it. Ever since the passage of Act 60 in 1997 and Act 68 in 2003, Vermonters have been perpetually frustrated with our education financing system. And for good reasons. Read more

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Governor’s visit

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MIDDLEBURY | Gov. Phil Scott was back in Middlebury after his recent Capitol for a Day visit to Addison County. Read more

News Briefs - Vermont

MIDDLEBURY | The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved $500,000 in emergency relief funding following the Halloween rainstorm that left widespread damage throughout Vermont, according to Gov. Phil Scott’s office. Read more

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Growth

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MIDDLEBURY | Vermont has pockets of growth, mainly in urban and semi-urban centers and Addison County is considered one of them. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Gov. Phil Scott and some members of his administration visited Addison County on Nov, 18, for its “Capitol for a Day“ initiative, a 14-county tour launched by the Governor in 2018. Read more

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Mary Ruefle

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MIDDLEBURY | Mary Ruefle may not be a household name in her home state, but during the coming months, we’re sure more Vermonters will recognize her poetry and her insight. Read more

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Last week, Gov. Phil Scott signed three bills which will go a long way in supporting the state’s economic and workforce development efforts. Read more

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While the $15 minimum wage, paid family leave, and unrestricted abortion bills have received most of the press, other bills have passed Vermont House and Senate relatively unnoticed. Read more

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Last week, representatives of Vermont’s business community expressed serious concerns with S.37, a bill addressing liabilities that companies could face for medical-monitoring costs. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | With the early 2019 legislative session wrapped up, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott spent the final days reading and signing several bills into law.  Included were new taxes on e-cigarettes and logging equipment. Read more

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According to Vermont Senate bill S113, approved by the 2019 Legislature and now awaiting approval on Gov. Phil Scott’s desk, the statewide ban on point-of-sale plastic bags, straws and coffee stirrers will take effect July 1, 2020. Read more

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VERGENNES | Vermont Gov. Phil Scott last week joined local, state and federal partners to announce over $2.5 million in taxpayer-funded community development grants to nine communities in nine different counties throughout Vermont. Read more

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