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The leader of the new, veto-proof supermajority Vermont House Democratic caucus predicts the Legislature will seek action on three bills Gov. Phil Scott has opposed: more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | With more than 274,000 votes cast, Vermonters overwhelmingly re-elected Phil Scott to serve another term as governor, choosing the governor’s message of affordability over national buzz about gender identity. more

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BALLSTON SPA | Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Willsboro) has clinched a heavy-duty endorsement days before the midterm elections. more

The Sun

We need the press to do its job and both fact check and hold accountable those in positions of power and authority when they make misleading statements intended to confuse the public and when they lie—blatantly lie—to the people. more

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RUTLAND | In a 90-minute-long forum recently at the historic Paramount Theater, Repubilcan Gov. Phil Scott and Democratic challenger Christine Hallquist debated taxes, ethics, schools, housing and more. more

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PORT KENT | Julie Killian, GOP candidate for lieutenant governor, thinks Republicans can win statewide in November and deliver a “red tsunami” — but only if voters shake off their apathy and head to the polls. more

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The $15 minimum wage is an increasingly hot topic in the election debates. more

The Vermont Eagle

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RUTLAND | While much of Vermont is a safe haven for liberals and progressives, Rutland County continues to thrive as a regional outpost for GOP leaders, as shown by the results of the recent primary election. more

The Vermont Eagle

A government-mandated minimum wage sounds nice. more

Letters to the Editor

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Challenges are part of daily living in both one’s personal life and that of every business. more

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

The Sun

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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

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

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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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