The former U.S. ambassador and United Nations diplomat from Vermont has plenty to say about the plan negotiated by six world powers — but only hints at whether he’ll run for state office in 2016.
In my career as a dentist in Vermont, I saw children who were gargling with kerosene to numb their pain and teenage girls anxiously awaiting their 16th birthday so that they could get all of their teeth removed and replaced with dentures.
Even if Vermont won’t create single payer health care for everyone, we can still provide quality health care for those who are uninsured or underinsured.
If past practice prevails, the vote will be taken in secret. But the Legislature can fix this by making a simple rules change when it first meets on Wednesday.
Brattleboro Community Television filmed a debate featuring four candidates competing in the Democratic primary for the state Senate. The Windham County Democratic Committee sponsored the forum held on Thursday; James Valente, partner at the Brattleboro law firm Costello, Valente & Gentry, P.C., moderated the debate. Four candidates are contending for the two seats in the Democratic […]
This article is by Mike Faher of the Brattleboro Reformer, in which it was first published June 11, 2014. TOWNSHEND — Roger Allbee’s run for state Senate is all about experience, he says. That’s not to say he has experience as a legislator. Rather, Allbee believes his leadership positions — he is chief executive officer […]
Senate Democrat Peter Galbraith, who often crossed swords with party leaders, will retire to focus on solutions to the Syrian civil war. Two hopefuls step in.
After extended negotiations in Montpelier, the town’s property owners now know when their valuable tax break will expire.
Without a funding proposal from the administration, lawmakers began to prepare for universal health coverage the best they could, while adding minor reforms.
Senator says Shumlin weighing combination of premiums, payroll tax and gross receipts tax to pay for universal coverage.
Galbraith’s attempts to modify the governor’s $4.5 million Enterprise Investment Fund plan fall short.
Federal regulators this month gave and then rescinded approval of Palcohol, which is mixed with water to create an alcoholic beverage.
The Senate version would raise General Fund spending by 3.7 percent and overall spending by 4.2 percent. It includes $28.6 million to fund retired teachers’ health care and medical benefits, and shuffles some departmental responsibilities.
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Shumlin reiterated at a Thursday news conference that he wasn’t hiding the plan from lawmakers or the public; rather he just wants the plan to be fully vetted before its release.