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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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The Board of Trustees for the Vermont State Colleges System voted last week to roll back a planned 3 percent tuition increase to 1 percent, following an increased investment of state funding, proposed by Gov. Phil Scott and supported by... Read more

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MONTPELIER | A new study by the website WalletHub shows that Vermont has a double-edged sword when it comes to job creation and unemployment. Read more

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MONTPELIER | Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren and Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced last week that the Boston Fed and state will collaborate to launch the Working Communities Challenge... Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Tax season is behind us now and many late-filing Vermonters are receiving their tax refund checks this month. However, some Vermonters were surprised to pay what amounted to a hidden income tax in 2019. Read more

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Last November, almost anyone running for office in Vermont was reminded as to just how intolerant the electorate has become. Anyone with the letter “R” next to his or her name, unless running unopposed, was summarily voted out of office. Read more

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At a news conference last week, Gov. Phil Scott and Green Up Vermont kicked off the 49th annual Green Up Day which took place on May 4 in towns throughout Vermont. Read more

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VERGENNES | Thanks to an allocation of $2.2 million in federal taxpayer-funds earmarked for municipal projects, the City of Vergennes will be getting a new salt shed to store the winter season road additive. Read more

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Recently, the Vermont House passed a bill that raised taxes on the wrong people to support a worthy cause for, in large measure, the wrong reasons. Read more

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CASTLETON | Pinwheel gardens, like the one at Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region (CHCRR)... Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | A new online report shows that Vermonters have a lot of reasons to sing the blues: they have one of the United States’ highest state tax loads to bear. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | The town of Middlebury is the recipient of a nationally recognized, taxpayer-funded grant to help mitigate stormwater-related problems in the downtown area. Read more

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The Vermont House Health Care Committee has brought out a bill (H.524) that at best has nothing to recommend it, and at worst, would make Vermont’s health care situation worse for thousands of innocent people. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Last week, when retired homeowners Doug and Pat Richmond of Underhill were told by an official of their home fuel-oil dealer, Patterson Fuels, that their basement fuel tank was being “red tagged”... Read more

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On Feb. 10, VTDigger political columnist Jon Margolis declared that “the carbon tax is dead.” Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Danforth Pewter, a Middlebury based company, has been targeted, along with other firms, in a planned boycott by a group of anti-carbon tax citizen groups. Read more

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Several weeks ago now, Gov. Phil Scott laid out his budget priorities for Vermont ranging from a vaping tax and clean water funding to electric vehicles and Act 250 exemptions for developers. Read more

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HINESBURG | Last week, Gov. Phil Scott recognized eight Vermont high school teams which participated in this year’s CyberPatriot XI competition, part of the nation’s largest youth cyber-education program. Read more

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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

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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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