Tag Archives: Vermont

State News
August 15, 2018

Vermont elections rank No. 1

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Election Data & Science Lab ranked Vermont first overall in elections administration for the 2016 election.

The EPI is widely considered by state election administrators as the most reputable elections management index, and provides a non-partisan, data-driven measure of how…

State News
August 1, 2018

Social Security income tax exemptions are now in place

By Xander Landen/VTDigger

About 40,000 Vermonters who receive Social Security benefits will see more money in their pockets this year, after Gov. Phil Scott and lawmakers moved to slash the state tax on the benefits for low- and moderate-income earners.

New tax exemptions for Social…

Op - Ed
May 10, 2018

Vermont climate economy: The moment is now

By Harrison Bushnell

My first food was a testament to Vermont’s economy. As a baby, the story goes, my parents held me as we admired the steaming arch at our neighbors’ house. They took a small spoon and let me taste my first few drops…

Grab your bags, Green Up Day is May 5
Featured
May 2, 2018

Grab your bags, Green Up Day is May 5

Always the first Saturday in May, Green Up Day this year is Saturday, May 5. A Vermont tradition since 1970, Green Up Day is a statewide event when over 22,000 volunteers come together to remove litter from roadsides and public spaces. 2020 will mark Green…

Vermont receives an ‘F’ for gun laws
Featured
March 7, 2018

Vermont receives an ‘F’ for gun laws

On March 2, the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence released the latest edition of its annual gun law scorecard, which grades and ranks each state on the strength of its gun laws. This comprehensive, 50-state analysis clearly shows how stronger gun laws help reduce gun death…

Local News
August 31, 2017

Historical perspective on promoting Vermont

By Karen D. Lorentz

The years 1879, 1891, 1916, 1931, the 1960s, 1970 and 2017 have much in common. Do you know why?

Here’s a clue: “Midway of the southern range of the Green Mountains… and close to the banks of the historic…

Op - Ed
August 2, 2017

A state of satisfaction, with one big exception

By Jon Margolis

Editor’s note: Jon Margolis is a political columnist for VTDigger.

You know who really likes Vermont?

Vermonters.

According to a Gallup Poll, 61 percent of the people who live in Vermont say it’s “the best or one of the best possible states to…

Two fish certified as new Vermont state records
State News
July 26, 2017

Two fish certified as new Vermont state records

Two fish caught in tributaries of Lake Champlain earlier this year have been certified as new Vermont state records.

A new state record carp, weighing 33.25 pounds and measuring 40 inches in length, was caught in Otter Creek in April by Ferrisburgh angler Chase Stokes….