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Local News
March 6, 2019

Tax deduction on health expenses may be restored

By Anne Wallace Allen/VTDigger

Lawmakers in the House Ways and Means Committee are looking at restoring a deduction on health expenses that was removed from the tax code last year.

A proposal sponsored by Rep. Kate Webb, D-Shelburne, would restore the deduction, with the full amount…

Scott addresses economy, workforce in State of the State
Local News
January 16, 2019

Scott addresses economy, workforce in State of the State

By Katy Savage

Gov. Phil Scott highlighted the education and the economy in his 32-minute state address, Thursday,  Jan. 10.

Coming off a contentious year, where the session extended a month while Legislators debated a tax increase, and in the midst of a national government…

Local News
October 31, 2018

Polls show incumbents likely to win

Incumbent governor Phil Scott

Dem. challenger Christine Hallquist

Results from the October Vermont Public Radio/Vermont PBS poll were recently released. It showed 45 percent of the respondents approved of the way Gov. Phil Scott was handling his job. About…

State News
May 16, 2018

Vermont Supreme Court marks its first century

The 100th anniversary of the Vermont Supreme Court Building is being commemorated with a special centennial celebration in Montpelier on Friday, May 18, 2018.

The program, Celebrating the Bench and Bar and Their Role in Preserving the Rule of Law, will take place on the…

April 12, 2018

Attention required to prevent child abuse

Dear Editor,

Governor Phil Scott signed a proclamation for Child Abuse Prevention Month on April 3. I appreciate the ceremony at the Statehouse and the attention that it draws to the need that every child has, to be loved and safely nurtured. Every child, every…

Local News
November 2, 2017

Following windstorm, utilities rush to restore power

By Evan Johnson

Thousands of Vermonters remain without power this week after an aggressive windstorm Sunday night and Monday morning downed trees and powerlines, taking out electricity throughout the state.

“Power companies are making progress, but report that there are some customers who could be…

State News
August 23, 2017

HEAT Squad receives $250,000 grant to expand to Northeast Kingdom

HEAT Squad, an energy efficiency service developed by NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, is expanding to the Northeast Kingdom with the help of a $250,000 Northern Border Regional Commission grant. The strategy of HEAT Squad focuses on educating homeowners about energy efficiency; offering low-cost energy audits…

State News
August 23, 2017

Vt. to receive FEMA funds for June/July flooding

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that federal disaster assistance will be made available to Vermont to supplement state and local recovery efforts in areas affected by severe thunderstorms and flooding from June 29 to July 1, 2017.

Federal funding is available to state…

State News
January 19, 2017

Governor Phil Scott signs four executive orders on first day in office

Governor Phil Scott signed four executive orders on Inauguration Day, establishing his strategic priorities and creating teams in support his efforts to address the opiate epidemic and modernize state government, according to a news release Monday, Jan. 9. Executive Order 01-17, “Governor’s Strategic Goals,” directs…