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Local News
December 14, 2017

State to spend $31 million on school tax incentives (so far)

By Anne Galloway, VTDigger

Financial analysts say the state will spend $31 million over a three-year period on tax incentives to towns for school district mergers.

In fiscal year 2019 alone, taxpayers will subsidize $16.1 million in tax breaks for towns that merge school districts.

Local News
January 11, 2017

1,200 attend Gov. Phil Scott inaugural gala

By Anne Galloway, VTDigger

Organizers say Gov. Phil Scott’s inaugural gala was the largest in the state’s history. More than 1,200 people attended the event. Scott, the newly sworn in Republican governor, celebrated his inauguration at a helicopter hangar at the Vermont Air Guard complex…

Local News
July 14, 2016

U.S. Senate passes GMO bill pre-empting Vt. law

By Anne Galloway, VTDigger.org

The U.S. Senate passed a GMO bill late Thursday, July 7, that will require food manufacturers to provide information about genetically engineered ingredients. The measure passed 63-30.

The bill, S.764, allows companies to choose a text label, a symbol or a…

State News
June 30, 2016

Sanders, state officials oppose senate GMO labeling bill

By Anne Galloway, VTDigger.org

Members of the U.S. Senate brokered a compromise Thursday that would make labeling of genetically engineered food mandatory nationwide.

But state officials say the legislation is a last-ditch effort to scuttle a Vermont law that will require information about such ingredients…

Local News
May 27, 2016

Burlington College closes due to “crushing” debt

By Elizabeth Hewitt and Anne Galloway, VTDigger.org

Burlington College officials announced Monday, May 16, that the school will close effective May 27 because of the “crushing weight of the debt” incurred with the purchase of a lakefront property on North Avenue. College trustees voted unanimously…

Op - Ed
May 20, 2016

Legislative wrap: more than “housekeeping”

By Maxine Grad and Willem Jewett

It may be accurate to observe that Governor Shumlin’s accomplishments during his final legislative session have been modest but it goes a bit too far to cast off the work of the General Assembly as “an uninspired, housekeeping session…

Gov. Peter Shumlin “happy and hitched”
State News
January 7, 2016

Gov. Peter Shumlin “happy and hitched”

Katie Hunt and Gov. Peter Shumlin were wed on Dec. 15, 2015.

By Anne Galloway, VTDigger.org

Gov. Peter Shumlin, 59, married his longtime girlfriend Katie Hunt, 31, in a small, private ceremony Tuesday night, Dec. 15.

The couple made the announcement in an email…