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Vermont enacts first in the nation pension lending regulation

Gov. Peter Shumlin signed the nation's first-ever pension lending regulation into law at the Statehouse Tuesday. Photo by Hilary Niles/VTDigger
Governor signs Vermont's latest law that regulates, rather than bans, pension lending; he also unveils recommendations of Commission on Successful Aging.

 

Wallack weighs consulting job with Dartmouth-Hitchcock, says it won’t conflict with her work for Vermont

Anya Rader Wallack
Former head of Green Mountain Care Board currently oversees $45 million federal grant to lead state's health care payment and delivery system.

 

Renewable energy group backs Vermont as transmission corridor

A Hydro Quebec thermal power plant in Tracy, Quebec. Photo by Michel Talbot.
Renewable Energy Vermont is the state’s first environmental group to publicly support using the state as a “green corridor.”

 

Costco gas station opposition: Anti-competitive or conscientious?

Creative Commons photo by Chris Potter
Maplefields owner Skip Vallee has opposed Costco's plan to offer cheaper gas near one of his station, but now environmentalists say he might be right.

 

Bill setting prevailing wage for some state construction jobs languishes

Warren road crew member Elwin Chambers waits as his truck is loaded with fill. VTD/Josh Larkin
A procedural vote has hung up the administration’s initiative to move state construction contracts to federal standards for prevailing wages.

 

In its quest to unionize prosecutors, VSEA turns to municipal labor laws

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Attempts to obtain right to bargain in Senate fails; district offices petition Vermont Labor Relations Board for case-by-case representation.

 

State WARN Act would require notice before mass layoffs

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The legislation goes to a preliminary Senate vote this week. The threshold for compliance has been significantly raised, affecting only companies with 50 or more employees.

 

MVP, private doctors’ group sign payment deal

Aerial view of the Fletcher Allen Health Care campus. Photo courtesy of FAHC.
Members of Vermont Managed Care to migrate to OneCare in system based on quality of care.

 

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A User's Guide to Vermont Health Connect

This special section explains how Vermont's health care exchange works for individuals and small businesses. The guide includes interactive subsidy graphs, a navigator map and detailed information about subsidies, penalties and tax ramifications. Visit project

Commentary

Tom Pelham: Signs of excess

Two recent events at the Statehouse point to the structural weakness of state government’s fiscal footing – self-inflicted weakness created and allowed to fester over recent years.

Don Keelan: The callousness of a nonprofit

Five hundred and thirty employees were told that in three days they no longer would have employment.

Karen Gross: Five ways to make college more friendly to veterans

As we work to help America's veterans and service men and women and their families succeed in higher education, it is important to create a campus environment that is welcoming.

Quote of the Day

“It shouldn’t surprise us that some folks have taken some old ideas and tuned them up, and put them back on the table.” — Gov. Peter Shumlin on health care consultant Ken Thorpe’s plan

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