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Local News
January 3, 2018

Panel creates “roadmap” to combat opioid abuse

By Alan J. Keays, VT Digger

A panel charged with coming up with ways to combat the opioid crisis in Vermont has developed recommendations it will now work with others to help turn into reality.

The Governor’s Opioid Coordination Council has compiled a draft document which…

Gov. Scott appoints Soucy for Rutland Senate seat
Local News
June 21, 2017

Gov. Scott appoints Soucy for Rutland Senate seat

By Evan Johnson

On Monday, June 19, Governor Phil Scott announced the appointment of David Soucy as Senator for the Rutland District, serving Rutland County. He will serve alongside Senators Peg Flory and Brian Collamore.

Soucy, a resident of Killington, was appointed to fill the…

Letter
May 31, 2017

Gov. Scott’s “radical” savings plan scapegoats teachers

Dear Editor,

The Vermont State Labor Council AFL CIO unequivocally supports the Vermont National Education Association (NEA) in their struggle to protect collective bargaining rights. While Governor Scott’s administration has put forward a radical “plan” to save taxpayers a projected $26 million, this plan appears…

Gov. Scott proclaims “Powder Day”
Featured
February 15, 2017

Gov. Scott proclaims “Powder Day”

Called on out-of-state employers to “pardon” employees for a snow day to take advantage of weekend storm, extend their stay in Vermont With Vermont’s biggest snow storm of the year rolling across the region Sunday through Monday morning, Feb. 12-13, Governor Phil Scott declared Monday…

Letter
February 1, 2017

Approve Gov. Scott’s pragmatic budget to achieve critical reform

Dear Editor,

Gov. Phil Scott is attempting a “top-down” approach to check education spending because past legislative efforts have failed, and new initiatives are unlikely to win the approval of the Democrat-controlled Legislature. Democrats that are now expressing a newfound concern for local control seem…

Op - Ed
February 1, 2017

Gov. Scott’s budget has bold ideas, but also reckless ones

By Angelo S. Lynn

Give Gov. Phil Scott credit for utilizing the element of surprise. In his budget address this past Tuesday, Jan. 24, he rocked Montpelier’s world by suggesting that public schools, K-12, freeze their budgets at current spending levels, force teachers to pay…