Gov. Peter Shumlin may have wasted a lot of time and money, but in the end he at least stood up and took the heat, even though the decision to move away from single payer health care wounded him and his supporters.
For the second consecutive year, Vermont ranks as the second-healthiest state in the U.S., according to America’s Health Rankings 2014 report. The report was is based on an evaluation of four categories of health determinants including behaviors, community and environment, clinical care and policy as well as the health outcomes those determinants yield. Vermont ranked […]
A deadline to sign up with the state’s health insurance exchange expired Monday, but state officials didn’t inform the media that it was allowing people to sign up until Dec. 31 for coverage to begin Jan. 1. It did tell navigators about the extension. The intent was for people to sign up sooner rather that later, VHC said.
This article is by Todd Wellington of The Caledonian Record, in which it was first published Dec. 16, 2014. ST. JOHNSBURY — Patricia Prue wants to plead guilty to murdering Melissa Jenkins in exchange for a life prison sentence but a judge wants her to undergo a competency evaluation first. Prue, who is scheduled to […]
A report released on Friday proposes three changes to Vermont’s property tax system. The changes include: a “renovation” plan that would lead to reductions in school spending; a “variable income tax” proposal that would replace a portion of the property tax revenues with income taxes; and a regional block grant plan that would replace Act […]
The state has re-certified the Waterbury Dam, on the condition that the Waterbury Reservoir feeding the dam be kept at consistent summer-time water levels year round. The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation issued a water quality certification for Green Mountain Power’s hydroelectric dam on Friday. The dam management plan is intended to match the natural […]