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State News
February 14, 2018

Republican leader proposes drug testing for welfare recipients

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger House Minority Leader Rep. Don Turner is proposing a bill that would allow for drug testing of people receiving financial assistance through a state program for low-income families.

If a test comes back positive for an illegal substance, a person in…

April 30, 2015

Vermont doesn’t need more low-wage jobs

By Jack Hoffman

Thousands of Vermonters work at jobs that don’t pay enough to meet their families’ basic needs. That leaves Vermont taxpayers paying tens of millions of dollars to pick up the slack left by employers who pay so little that hard…