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Local News
May 2, 2018

Sawyer released on bail

By Anne Galloway, VTDigger

Jack Sawyer, the 18-year-old accused of plotting to kill students at Fair Haven Union High School, was released into the custody of his father on Friday morning, April 27. He checked into a mental health facility on Friday evening, according to the…

State News
April 25, 2018

Gun clubs, businesses sue state over magazine limit

By Anne Galloway, VTDigger

The Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs and four other plaintiffs are suing the state over a ban on large capacity gun magazines.

The federation, a gun association, several sporting goods stores and a woman from Bethel allege that a new law putting a…

Local News
February 1, 2018

Scott budget features small initiatives

By Anne Galloway, VTDigger

There are no “bells and whistles” in Gov. Phil Scott’s 2019 budget. As expected, there are also no new taxes and no new fees.

Nor have any big initiatives been proposed in the budget. Instead, the governor’s office gave the Legislature…

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…