Pat Bradley

North Country Bureau Chief

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New England News
7:45 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Group To Propose 2-Cent Tax On Sugary Drinks

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A coalition including more than 30 Vermont organizations is calling for an excise tax on sugary drinks.

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New England News
1:15 pm
Sun January 18, 2015

Sanders Promises To Defend Social Security

Senator Bernie Sanders

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who represents the Democrats on the Budget Committee, is vowing to fight efforts by Republicans to prevent money dedicated to paying retirement benefits from being shifted to the disabled.

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New England News
10:00 am
Sat January 17, 2015

Study Says Marijuana Legalization Could Mean Big Bucks For Vermont

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A new study says legalizing marijuana in Vermont could produce millions in tax revenue if no other nearby states also allow it.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

Hochul Previews Statewide Broadband Initiative

NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul in Lake Placid January 16, 2015
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In her first visit to the region since taking office earlier this month, New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul was in Lake Placid this morning to preview a plan that will see a billion dollars invested in broadband development across the state.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Vermont Governor Gives Budget Address

Governor Peter Shumlin

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin delivered his budget address this afternoon.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Author Salman Rushdie Speaks in Burlington

Salman Rushdie
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Author Salman Rushdie is perhaps best known for 1988’s The Satanic Verses, which led to death threats and forced him into hiding for many years. The incident a sparked a debate over free speech and religion that the world is having again this week. Rushdie was at the University of Vermont last night to talk about one of his children’s books, but the recent terrorist attacks in Paris also came up.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Governor To Give Budget Address Thursday

Vermont Statehouse
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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is scheduled to deliver his budget address Thursday afternoon. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley takes a look at what’s expected.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Vermont Mayors Outline Legislative Priorities

The Vermont Mayors Coalition was formed in 2013 by the eight mayors in the state to advocate in the legislature on issues of common interest. They were in Montpelier Tuesday to announce their priorities for this session.

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New England News
8:30 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Sanders Adds Climate Change Amendment To Keystone Bill

Senator Bernie Sanders

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has filed an amendment to the bill approving the Keystone XL Pipeline which would put the Senate on record acknowledging climate change.

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New England News
6:45 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses To Review Vermont Campaign Finance Challenge

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The U.S. Supreme Court has turned aside a challenge to Vermont's campaign finance law, ending a five-year legal battle.

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