With less than two weeks to go before the election, the Republican candidate for governor of Vermont is expressing confidence he can pull off an upset win over the Democratic incumbent, Gov. Peter Shumlin.
Randy Brock made a campaign swing through the eastern side of the state last weekend, and, at an appearance in Bethel, spent much of his time talking about health care.
He says he disagrees with the Shumlin administration's push for a single-payer health insurance system. He believes expanding competition and choice among insurers is the best way to bring down h
The state of Vermont is urging some state employees with children to drop their children from their state-sponsored health care plans in favor of the public plan known as Dr. Dynasaur.
Households that earn less than 300 percent of the federal poverty level would eligible.
Vermont Public Radio reports the switch could save a single person about $2,000 a year in insurance costs. If half of the eligible children are switched, it could save the state more than $5 million a year because 70 percent of the cost is
Vermont’s governor is requesting additional funding to a low income heating program at the same time they are changing how benefits are paid.
The federal government has allocated just over 19-and-a-half million dollars to Vermont for this year’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Governor Shumlin said he will go before the Legislature's Emergency Board next week to ask for approval to add $8.8 million in state funds to the program. Central Vermont Council on Aging Executive Director Beth Stern.
A support program that has been helping people in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene in New York’s North Country is ending.
Project Hope has provided outreach to those in need in the wake of last year’s storm disaster. Crisis counselors went door to door in Clinton and Essex Counties to assure that everyone who needed help received aid. Project Hope Program Coordinator Gretch Sando.
The state Attorney General's office has sued a company called VerMints, saying it has mislabeled its tins of mints as Vermont products.
The suit was filed recently in Washington Superior Court. It says from 2006 to 2010, the company sold over 1.3 million tins prominently labeled "Vermont's All Natural Mints," or "Vermont's All Natural Pastilles." It says many tins also were marked "Product of the USA."
The attorney general's office says the products actually were manufactured at a plant in Canada, mostly out of ingredients that originated outside of Vermont.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and along with that comes the ubiquitous pink ribbon. Numerous entities slap the symbol on products and claim charitable donations will go to breast cancer research. But how can you be sure such so-called “cause marketing” is legitimate? New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman talks about his effort to make these types of marketing campaigns more transparent.