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State News
October 4, 2017

Republican tax plan could cost Vermont $80 million

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger

After weeks of closed-door wrangling, the White House and Republican congressional leaders unveiled a framework for reforming the federal tax code Wednesday. The proposal, they say, will simplify the federal tax system and stimulate the economy. However, the changes at the…

Local News
September 27, 2017

Former Norwich student sues university over sexual assault

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger

A former student is suing Norwich University, claiming the institution did not take sufficient steps to protect her and others from sexual assault. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Vermont this week, Lauren Morrissey claims that Norwich University was…

Women’s March overwhelms Montpelier
Featured
January 25, 2017

Women’s March overwhelms Montpelier

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger

A sea of homemade political placards and pink knitted hats flooded Montpelier Saturday, Jan. 21, as demonstrators overwhelmed the capital to protest the policies of President Donald Trump. The local Women’s March drew an estimated crowd of between 15,000 and 20,000…

Local News
September 7, 2016

GOP group spends $267,000 in two weeks to boost Scott

By Morgan True and Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger.org The Republican Governors Association continues to spend heavily on its efforts to elect Lt. Gov. Phil Scott to Vermont’s top office, campaign finance reports filed Thursday, Sept. 1, show. The RGA super PAC, A Stronger Vermont, reported spending $267,000…

Local News
September 7, 2016

Minter and Scott to debate 10 times before election

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger.org The two major-party gubernatorial nominees are scheduled to meet in 10 more debates before Election Day in November. Republican Phil Scott’s campaign released a list Tuesday, Aug. 30, of the 11 debates the candidate will participate in before voters go to the…

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…