State News

Universal healthcare advocates stage sit-in

Demonstrators demand legislators move forward with nation’s first universal healthcare law Dozens of universal healthcare supporters held a sit-in at the Vermont statehouse on the evening of Jan. 8, following a colorful rally drawing hundreds. Numerous times members of the […]

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Senator Sanders welcomes relief for new homebuyers

On Wednesday, Jan. 7, Senator Bernie Sanders welcomed President Barack Obama’s announcement that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will cut mortgage-insurance premiums as part of an effort to expand opportunities for first-time homebuyers. Annual fees the agency charges to guarantee […]

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Legislative votes for governor, Thursday

By Anne Galloway, VTDigger.org On Thursday, Jan. 8, lawmakers will cast secret ballots to elect the new governor. Neither Scott Milne, the Republican candidate, nor incumbent governor Shumlin received more than 50 percent of the vote on Election Day, and […]

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Number of uninsured Vermonters cut in half

Governor says progress is good news but also highlights need for further health care reform  On Monday, Jan. 5, Gov. Peter Shumlin welcomed news that the Vermont Household Health Insurance Survey shows the number of Vermonters without health insurance has […]

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