Tag Archives: Erin Mansfield

Local News
February 15, 2017

Raising the minimum wage?

Workers and businesses split By Erin Mansfield, VTDigger Workers say raising the minimum wage will help them spend money at local businesses, but local businesses say paying workers more will cause them to raise prices. Those were the competing messages of witnesses who spoke at…

Bill seeks information on why Vermonters take their lives
State News
February 8, 2017

Bill seeks information on why Vermonters take their lives

By Erin Mansfield, VTDigger

Ten members of the Vermont House have introduced a bill intended to get to the root of why people take their own lives. H.184 would require the Department of Mental Health to issue a report to the Legislature every year describing…

Local News
December 21, 2016

Vt. electors pick Clinton amid protests

By Erin Mansfield, VTDigger

Vermont’s three representatives to the Electoral College formally cast their votes Monday, Dec. 17, for Hillary Clinton to be president. Scores of protesters attended the event at the Statehouse. They oppose the nation’s Electoral College and say the U.S. president should…

Local News
June 15, 2016

Company seeks to buy five Vermont nursing homes

Genesis Healthcare, Inc., currently owns two nursing facilities in Rutland: Mountain View and Rutland Center

By Erin Mansfield, VTDigger.org

A publicly traded holding company from Pennsylvania is seeking approval from state regulators to buy up five nursing homes in Bennington, Berlin, Burlington, Springfield, and St….

State News
June 7, 2016

Vermont ranks second in the U.S. for senior health

By Erin Mansfield, VTDigger.org

A national research foundation has ranked Vermont second in the nation for keeping senior citizens healthy in 2016.

This is the fourth year in a row that the United Health Foundation’s “America’s Health Rankings” placed Vermont in the top five states…

Lisman worth $50.9 million
State News
January 12, 2016

Lisman worth $50.9 million

By Erin Mansfield, VTDigger

Bruce Lisman

Gubernatorial candidate urges others running to disclose financial records

By Jasper Craven, VTDigger.org

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Lisman is worth $50.9 million, according to newly released tax and financial data from the campaign.

Lisman spent…

State News
August 28, 2015

FairPoint will seek deregulation under “reboot”

By Erin Mansfield, VTDigger.org

The local president of FairPoint Communications says the new settlement with Vermont’s ratepayer advocates will be a win for customers and help the company “reboot.”

Beth Fastiggi, the Vermont president for FairPoint, said the company’s agreement to pour money into bringing…