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North Country News
10:30 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Vermont Wind Debate Might Come Before Recommendation

Some Vermont legislators pushing for moratorium on wind power projects believe a pending recommendation from a commission created to review the sites won't come in time to influence debate on the bill.

The commission's deadline is April 30, with a draft report expected by the end of March.

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North Country News
11:35 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Advocates Decry Vermont Reach Up Cuts

Vermont Statehouse
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Advocates and beneficiaries say Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin's plan to cut a key welfare-to-work program, by limiting the amount of time people get benefits, will increase poverty and homelessness in Vermont.

Shumlin wants to put a three-year limit on the time someone can be getting public assistance while they try to go to school or get into the workforce. His plan would allow two later extensions of benefits to total five years over a person's lifetime.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Plan Would Expand Dual Enrollment in Vermont

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Governor Peter Shumlin has unveiled a plan to get more Vermont students into college and to produce more skilled workers.

The proposal would expand the dual enrollment program to allow more high school juniors and seniors to attend college classes, for free. Students would be able to attend up to two classes at the Vermont State Colleges, the University of Vermont, and participating private institutions.

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North Country News
2:11 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Vermont Dems Rip GOP Over School Lunches

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Vermont Democrats are firing barbs at Republican leaders in the state House after GOP members of a House committee voted against a proposal to provide free school lunches for low-income students.

House Minority Leader Don Turner was among Republican members of the House Education Committee who voted against the free-lunch proposal in Governor Peter Shumlin's budget.

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North Country News
6:20 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Critics Slam Health Care Financing Plan

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The Shumlin Administration released its Health Care Reform Financing Plan late last week.  This week a group of advocates and Republican lawmakers criticized the report, saying it offered no real outline for financing the state’s proposed single payer health care system.

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New England News
8:02 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Benefit ban, Reach-up time limit get review

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This morning and afternoon, the House Judiciary Committee will take testimony on a plan by Shumlin to bar public employees convicted of financial crimes from having those crimes pad their pensions.

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North Country News
6:20 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Advocates Offer Alternative “People’s Budget” for Vermont

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In a counter move to Governor Peter Shumlin’s budget address, a group of advocates have released what they call a “People’s Budget” for Vermont.

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North Country News
2:20 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Shumlin Wants to Tax Break-Open Tickets

Governor Peter Shumlin
Credit Vermont Governor's Office

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin outlined a budget plan of nearly $1.4 billion in his annual budget address to lawmakers Thursday afternoon.

Vermont’s Governor focused his fiscal plan on five areas that he said need targeted  investment: Education, Welfare reform, Health Care, Transportation funding and clean energy investments.

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North Country News
9:15 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Vermont Governor Wants More Time on Health Plan

Vermont Statehouse
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The administration of Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says it wants more time to firm up the financing for a single-payer health plan to be in place by 2017.

A health care law passed two years ago gave the administration until this month to develop a financing plan. But hopes were then for a federal waiver that would allow the planned Green Mountain Care program to start in 2014. That waiver hasn't been forthcoming, pushing the date back three years.

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North Country News
6:20 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Vermont Governor Outlines Budget Proposal

Governor Peter Shumlin
Credit Vermont Governor's Office

One week later than originally planned, Vermont’s Governor outlined the state’s 2014 spending plan Thursday in his annual budget address

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin focused his fiscal plan on five areas that he said need bold transformation and targeted  investment.

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