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9:00 am
Sat July 26, 2014

Vermont Court Finds Demolition Not A 'Change In Use'

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The Vermont Supreme Court has ruled for the Burlington International Airport and its plan to demolish 54 nearby homes so it doesn't fall out of compliance with federal noise mitigation rules.

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New England News
8:45 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Progressive Corren Seeks Dem Support As Some Balk

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Dean Corren, a Progressive running for Vermont lieutenant governor, says he'll talk up his support for single-payer health care when he appears before the Democratic state committee.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

State Economists Revise Revenue Forecast, Governor Seeks Cuts

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The two economists for the state of Vermont told the Emergency Board Thursday that the national economic downturn in the first quarter of this year has resulted in softer-than-expected state revenues. As a result, Governor Shumlin is asking state agencies to recommend cuts in their budgets averaging 4 percent.

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New England News
10:30 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

National Economy Cited In Smaller Revenue Forecast

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Two economists advising Governor Peter Shumlin and Vermont lawmakers say a national economic downturn in the first quarter of this year is likely to blame for softer-than-expected state revenues.

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New England News
8:45 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Barre Gets $1.6 Million In Grants

Governor Peter Shumlin says the city of Barre is receiving $1.6 million in grants to address flood risks, clean up environmental contamination and redevelop a central part of downtown.

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New England News
10:45 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Republican Milne Launches Campaign Website

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Republican Scott Milne has formally launched his campaign for Vermont governor, accusing incumbent Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin of a radical style of governing and promising a more moderate approach.

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New England News
8:30 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Vermont Panel Takes Testimony On Protecting Kids

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A special legislative committee seeking solutions to a child protection crisis in Vermont heard from a number of key players Wednesday, including the heads of the child welfare department, the state police, police chiefs and prosecutors.

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WAMC News
6:30 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Progressive Iowa Democrats Organize Draft Bernie Campaign

Vermont’s junior U.S. Senator, Independent Bernie Sanders, has traveled to Iowa and New Hampshire, generating considerable buzz about a possible presidential campaign. On Tuesday evening, a group of progressive Democrats met in Iowa to form a “Draft Bernie Sanders for President” steering committee.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Progressive To Seek Democratic Support In Lieutenant Governor Campaign

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The Progressive candidate for Vermont lieutenant governor plans to go before Vermont Democrats this weekend to ask for their support.

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New England News
11:15 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

New Hampshire Argues Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone Is Legal

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New Hampshire says its law allowing abortion clinics to create buffer zones is different from a Massachusetts law struck down last month by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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