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Luekhamhan joins VTDigger business team as associate publisher

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"VTDigger is a leader in delivering Vermont's news content. It's at a critical growth point right now, and I am thrilled to be a part of the team leading it forward," Phayvanh Luekhamhan said.

 

Revised Vermont open meeting law causes worries in towns

Moretown residents heard from Moretown Landfill's new management team at a select board meeting on Thursday night. Photo by Audrey Clark
Vermont municipalities are concerned whether requirements for posting agendas and meeting minutes online may make it even more difficult to find volunteers willing to serve on small committees and boards.

 

PSB questions city officials on Burlington Telecom sale

The offices of Burlington Telecom. Photo by Anne Galloway/VTDigger
Burlington city officials are asking for permission to sell the utility, but Public Service Board members and locals have many questions about the deal.

 

Premium assistance could haunt recipients at tax time

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Tax preparer says recipients of premium tax credits through Vermont Health Connect will have their incomes "reconciled" at tax time.

 

Vermont Supreme Court overturns state law on DNA collection

Associate Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court John Dooley. Photo by Roger Crowley/for VTDigger
In a 3-2 ruling, the state's highest court determined it is unconstitutional to take DNA samples from every person arraigned on a felony charge. Law enforcement officials unhappy.

 

Leahy pushes for constitutional convention on campaign finance reform

Senator Patrick Leahy praised General Dubie’s work with the guard. He joked that the thought crossed his mind to reject President Barack Obama’s appointment of Dubie in order to keep him in Vermont.
Effort has little chance of succeeding, but makes a statement, senator says.

 

In case you missed it: This week’s VTDigger video packages

Photo by Cory Dawson/VTDigger
Cory Dawson produced videos on biofuel, campaign financing and a new way to invest in Vermont companies.

 

YWP: Letter to a Bully

Sabrina Dhaliwal is a junior to be at Milton High School. Courtesy photo
This week's Young Writers Project entry is "Letter to a Bully," by Sabrina Dhaliwal, a junior to be at Milton High School.

 

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2014 Election Candidate Listings

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Campaign Finance Database

VTDigger's Campaign Finance Database allows you to find out who gives to political campaigns and how candidates raise money in Vermont.

For the first time, and at no cost to taxpayers, users can easily search for donors and candidates by name, quickly retrieve aggregated totals, and explore business and family connections between donors. Visit project

VTDigger / Castleton Institute Poll

The VTDigger/Castleton Polling Institute poll is based on data from 682 interviews drawn from a random sample of registered voters in Vermont. Interviews were conducted by phone by from March 31 to April 7, 2014. Thirteen percent of interviews were conducted with registered voters on cellphones. The data reported are weighted based on estimations of the population of Vermont registered voters to account for differential in response rates among age groups. Visit project

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

Walt Amses: Gopher broke

The seemingly repetitive nature of my life sometimes reminds me of “Groundhog Day” ... which brings me to the gopher, who, despite my abundant sensitivity, must depart at least my…

David Sunderland: Stagnant economy leaves too many Vermonters out

Vermont’s economy is stagnant, there is virtually no net job growth and low and middle income families are struggling under the burden of rising costs.

Poor Elijah’s Almanack: A defense of lazy, hazy days

Everybody’s talking about the demise of the family. Meanwhile, we’re doing all we can to make sure nobody’s home anymore. That’s why I believe in summer vacation.

Quote of the Day

“We’re not the social responsibility police.” — Andrea Cohen, executive director of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility.

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  • Doug Hoffer commented on David Sunderland: Stagnant economy leaves too many Vermonters out: Your assertion that taxes are higher here is (...)
  • Jim Barrett commented on Premium assistance could haunt recipients at tax time: Your correct Bob and hopefully it works bette (...)
  • Jim Barrett commented on PSB questions city officials on Burlington Telecom sale: I find it very interesting that the PSB has s (...)
  • John Greenberg commented on Another milepost planted in the ‘EV corridor’: Willem, As I was guessing, your point is wron (...)
  • Jim Barrett commented on Revised Vermont open meeting law causes worries in towns: A common thread in government is the refusal (...)
  • John Greenberg commented on Another milepost planted in the ‘EV corridor’: Willem: 1) Could you please provide some evid (...)
  • Bruce Post commented on VSAC raises $29.9 million to lend to students: I helped set up VSAC's Section 529 plan back (...)
  • Jim Barrett commented on Vermont Supreme Court overturns state law on DNA collection: That funny bunch of words PROBABLE CAUSE, it (...)
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