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Hillary Clinton would have a significant electoral advantage over Donald Trump in the general election, based on an NPR analysis.The Democratic former secretary of state would start out with already exactly enough electoral votes to win the presidency, 270-191, based on states considered safe, likely and to lean toward either candidate. The ratings, which will be updated at least monthly until Election Day, are based on fundamentals — historical trends and demographics, plus reporting and...
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Hillary Clinton would have a significant electoral advantage over Donald Trump in the general election, based on an NPR analysis.

The Democratic former secretary of state would start out with already exactly enough electoral votes to win the presidency, 270-191, based on states considered safe, likely and to lean toward either candidate. The ratings, which will be updated at least monthly until Election Day, are based on fundamentals — historical trends and demographics, plus reporting and polling (both public and private).

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Vermont House members are expressing relief that they've been able to reduce increases in statewide school property taxes from what had been projected earlier.

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Vermont lawmakers are considering a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. But there’s debate over the timeframe for such an increase.

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The Vermont House has rejected raising income tax rates on top earners so the state can make up for cuts in federal support for food stamps.

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A bill up for debate in the Vermont House this week would end the in-state tuition break for University of Vermont graduate students.

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A number of labor advocates were at the statehouse in Montpelier Tuesday to call on legislators to pass bills that would raise the state’s minimum wage to a livable wage and guarantee paid sick days for all employees.

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A key roadblock to banning the use of hand-held electronic devices like cell phones in Vermont has been overcome with a key senator's change in position on the issue.

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The chairman of the Vermont House Natural Resources and Energy Committee says he's hopeful it will be smooth sailing for a bill that could nearly quadruple the amount of renewable energy the state gets from utility customers who use "net metering."

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The gun control measures passed by Burlington voters on Town Meeting Day must also be approved by legislators in Montpelier. But it appears unlikely lawmakers will take up the measures before the end of this session.

The Vermont House and Senate education committees heard an overview of federal education policy from Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders at the Statehouse Wednesday afternoon.

Sirotkin and Necrason

Long-time Montpelier lobbyist Michael Sirotkin has taken the oath of office to replace his late wife, Sally Fox, in the Vermont Senate.

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