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Leahy calls on Congress to close tax loophole for corporate misconduct

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy Feb. 4,2016 Press Contact: David Carle 202-224-3693 Amendment To Pending Energy Bill Would Eliminate Tax Loopholes For Big Corporations Paying Punitive Damages WASHINGTON (Wednesday, February 3, 2016) – Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on Wednesday introduced an amendment to the pending energy bill on the Senate […]

Leahy unveils legislation to restore rights of Americans from forced arbitration

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy Feb. 4, 2016 Contact: Jay Tilton [email protected] WASHINGTON (Thursday, February 4, 2016) – Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced new legislation Thursday to restore the rights of Americans who too often are forced into mandatory arbitration in civil rights cases, employment disputes, and other lawsuits. Leahy was joined by Senator […]

Lisman urges Senate to reconsider paid leave mandate and pass exemption for small business

News Release — Lisman for Governor February 4, 2016 Media Contact: Shawn Shouldice, 802-279-0092 Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Lisman this morning called on the Vermont State Senate to reconsider their vote on H.187, the mandated paid leave bill and include an exemption for small businesses. Mr. Lisman’s statement is below. “Vermont’s small businesses are the backbone […]

Sanders’ legislation expanding Social Security would extend solvency 40 years, according to new analysis

Press Release — Bernie Sanders Feb. 4, 2016 Contact: Josh Miller-Lewis (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 – Sen. Bernie Sanders’ legislation to strengthen and expand Social Security would extend the life of the program an additional 40 years, from 2034 to 2074, according to a new analysis by the agency in charge of determining the […]

Vermont Public Service Department announces completion of Middle Mile Fiber Optic Route in Windsor County

News Release — Vermont Public Department February 4, 2016 Contact: Jim Porter, Director Division for Telecommunications and Connectivity Vermont Public Service Department Telephone: 802-828-4003 [email protected] Montpelier, Vermont – The Public Service Department (PSD) today announced the completion of an open-access fiber optic route connecting Sharon to Pomfret. This project is the third fiber project completed […]

Group appeals on governor to protect utility customers and appeal pipeline decision

News Release — Just Power February 4, 2016 Contacts: Rebecca Foster, 350Vermont, 646-468-3511 Barb Wilson, Just Power, 802-289-4287 Shaina Kasper, Toxics Action Center, 802-922-4780 Barrie Bailey, Hands Across the Valley, 802-352-4231 Beth Thompson, Rutland Area Climate Coalition, 802-293-2695 Middlebury, Vermont — Citing new information indicating the cost of natural gas is higher than home heating […]

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont named Call Center of the Year

News Release — BCBSVT February 4, 2016 Contact: Cory Gustafson (802) 371-3254 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Earns Title of Best Performing Call Center of the Year for Providing Outstanding Service Berlin, VT – A national program that surveyed more than 3,200 Vermonters about the service they received from the Blue Cross and […]

Chittenden County ECOS Partnership releases 2015 annual report: The State of Chittenden County

News Release — Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission February 2, 2016 Contact: Emma Vaughn, Communications Manager Chittenden County RPC [email protected] Office: (802) 846-4490 x *21 Winooski, VT – The Chittenden County ECOS Partnership has released its 2015 ECOS Annual Report. New this year, the Annual Report is an infographic that visually displays some of the […]

Welch and House colleagues launch Bipartisan Rural Broadband Caucus

News Release — Rep. Peter Welch February 3, 2016 Contact: Kirsten Hartman, Communications Director (202) 225-4115 Congressmen to work to close digital divide WASHINGTON— Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today joined Reps. Kevin Cramer (R- ND), Bob Latta (R-OH), and Mark Pocan (D-WI) to announce the launch of the Rural Broadband Caucus. The bipartisan group will […]

Sanders vows to reject job-killing trade deal

News Release — Bernie 2016 February 3, 2016 Contact: Michael Briggs (802) 233-8653 CONCORD, N.H. – As the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact was signed by the United States and 11 other countries, Bernie Sanders promised to “fundamentally rewrite our trade policies to benefit working families, not just the CEOs of large, multinational corporations.” Sanders has […]

Vermont Federal Credit Union opens online application for scholarships

News Release — Vermont Federal Credit Union Feb. 4, 2016 Contact: Lori Crowley V.P. of Marketing Vermont Federal Credit Union (802) 658-0225 x 1312 [email protected] Burlington, VT – Vermont Federal Credit Union will be awarding four $2,000 educational scholarships to students with a history of strong academic achievement and service to the community. Vermont Federal […]

Rutland Regional Medical Center expands East Dorset medical campus

News Release — Rutland Regional Medical Center February 4, 2016 Media Contact: Bernadette C. Robin 802.772.2843 or [email protected] NEW SPECIALITY SERVICES EXPAND OPTIONS FOR SOUTHWESTERN VERMONT Rutland, Vermont– Rutland Regional Medical Center is expanding clinical services in East Dorset with the addition of expanded orthopaedic services and women’s healthcare to its current ENT & Audiology […]

NYU Law student wins Vermont Journal of Environmental Law writing competition

News Release — Vermont Law School Feb. 4,2016 Contact: Maryellen Apelquist, Director of Communications, Vermont Law School office: 802-831-1228, cell: 802-299-5593, [email protected] SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt., Feb. 4, 2016––The Vermont Journal of Environmental Law (VJEL) at Vermont Law School today announced Luis Inaraja Vera of New York University School of Law the winner of its second […]

HomeShare Vermont makes it easier to apply

News Release — HomeShare Vermont Feb. 3, 2016 Contact: Shannon Day (802) 863-5625 In an effort to encourage more people to share their homes, HomeShare Vermont has eliminated their $30 application fee. The application fee was originally put in place to offset the costs of criminal background checks. “Background checks are a critical part of […]

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