Erin Mansfield

Erin Mansfield

Erin Mansfield covers health care and business for VTDigger. From 2013 to 2015, she wrote for the Rutland Herald and Times Argus. Erin holds a B.A. in Economics and Spanish from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she also attended journalism school. Erin has worked in public and private schools across Vermont and interned in the U.S. Senate. She has been published by the Columbia Journalism Review and the Society of Professional Journalists. She grew up in Killington.

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    Senate passes bill to expand doctor recovery program

    The Vermont Senate passed a bill, S.14, on Friday that would extend the scope of a program that helps doctors recover from substance abuse. The voluntary Vermont Practitioner Health Program was designed to protect the public. Many doctors are referred to it by the Vermont Board of Medical Practice. If the bill becomes law, Vermont […]

    Businesses ask for less bureaucracy in state contracting

    Construction companies say they experience red tape when working on state-funded projects.

    Human services chief promises review of mental health system

    Al Gobeille said he has scheduled a meeting Friday with hospitals, mental health providers, independent doctors and others to take a broad look at improving care.

    Two Senate committees endorse new tech agency

    Gov. Phil Scott’s plan to create an Agency of Digital Services was one of three executive orders he signed last month. Either body of the Legislature can veto it.

    Regulators fast-track $112M hospital records system

    State regulators have fast-tracked a request from the University of Vermont Medical Center to build a $112.4 million information technology system. The Green Mountain Care Board, which regulates hospital revenue and major capital investments in health care, has approved an expedited review process for issuing a certificate of need for the project. The board has […]

    Stakeholders say Obamacare repeal would be gradual

    Lobbyists for insurance companies say dismantling the Affordable Care Act would happen piece by piece and that it would take years to replace.

    Lawmakers consider proposing tax on coffee

    The idea is one of several being tossed around as potential revenue sources for the cleanup of Lake Champlain.

    House panel seeks to rework drug pricing law

    Lawmakers say the landmark price transparency law passed in 2016 is not getting the results they sought.

    Workers and businesses split on raising the minimum wage

    More than 50 lawmakers, mostly Democrats, have introduced a bill to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022. Scott says he opposes the legislation.

    Senate scraps Scott executive order on Labor-Commerce merger

    The vote means that the Department of Labor will not be placed under the Agency of Commerce and Community Development.

    Senate endorses budget adjustment bill

    The Vermont Senate gave preliminary approval Thursday to a revision of the fiscal year 2017 budget. A third reading and passage of the bill are expected Friday. The bill, H.125, is called the Budget Adjustment Act. This is an annual exercise the Legislature does to balance the budget in the middle of the fiscal year, […]

    Black Lives Matter Vermont brings advocacy to Statehouse

    The group detailed some of the challenges that people of color are facing and announced plans for an omnibus racial justice bill.

    State enters $93 million ‘pilot’ program for Medicaid care

    The deal will pay OneCare Vermont, an accountable care organization, monthly fees to take care of 30,000 Medicaid patients this year rather than reimbursing for individual procedures.

    Workers call for more resources to treat psychiatric patients

    Employees at the state facility in Berlin say they are understaffed. Hospital-employed doctors say patients are being “boarded” in their emergency rooms.