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State News
May 30, 2018

Threat of government shutdown looms over budget impasse

By Xander Landen, VTDigger

As a budget impasse in Montpelier drags on into another week of negotiations, an uncommon threat looms over the Statehouse: the possibility of a government shutdown.

Democratic lawmakers and Gov. Phil Scott, who fundamentally disagree over the use of a budget…

State News
May 16, 2018

Scott pulls the plug on iconic Vermont Life magazine

By Xander Landen/ VTDigger

Vermont Life, the state’s signature regional magazine which in recent years has faced financial woes and racked up millions in debt, will shutter its doors in June.

The Scott administration announced Thursday that it will cease production of the 72-year-old state-owned…

State News
March 30, 2018

House passes $5.84 billion budget

By Xander Landen, VTDigger

The House passed a $5.84 billion budget proposal Friday, March 23, that lawmakers say addresses the needs of the most vulnerable Vermonters and makes long-term investments without raising taxes or fees.

Facing little debate, the budget bill, H.924, passed overwhelmingly in a vote…