Republicans who had threatened to scuttle the bill decide to live with tax increase rather than risk losing a battle that could result in a greater hike.
The Senate Health and Welfare Committee passed three health care bills late last week, with new provisions relating to the state’s ban on toxic chemicals dominating the headlines. That bill, S.139, also resurrects a provision from the last biennium aimed at regulating the practices of pharmacy benefit management companies (PBMs). Pharmacy benefit management companies are […]
Two prominent business groups issued a joint statement Monday in opposition to Gov. Peter Shumlin’s payroll tax proposal, a modified version of which passed a House committee last week. The Vermont Chamber of Commerce and the Vermont Business Roundtable say imposing a payroll tax to reduce the Medicaid cost shift is “bad public policy,” and […]