vermont

New England News
6:25 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Money on the minds of lawmakers in Vt.

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers will have money in mind for the next couple of days.

On Wednesday, the House is slated to take final action on a mid-year budget adjustment bill to respond to growing needs in human services.

Also Wednesday, the Emergency Board — made up of the governor and the four legislative money committee chairs — is scheduled to hear a new revenue forecast from two consulting economists.

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North Country News
11:40 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Vermont Green Groups Lay Out Agenda for Year

Vermont environmental groups are urging the Legislature to keep efforts to stem climate change at the center of its agenda.

A half dozen groups sent representatives to a Statehouse news conference on Tuesday to speak on issues ranging from the need for more money to weatherize Vermonters' homes to a ban on tar sands oil running through a pipeline that crosses northeastern Vermont.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Gas Tax Down, So Officials Eye Levy on Mileage

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More carpooling, fuel economy, hybrids and electric cars may be good for the environment, but they're bad for state and federal transportation funds, which rely on taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel.

Now some states, including Vermont, are eyeing a "vehicle miles traveled" tax for bridge and road maintenance, where you pay not based on how much fuel you burned, but how far you went.

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North Country News
10:15 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Republican Lawmakers Call for Campaign Disclosures

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Republicans in the Vermont House and Senate are trying to get out in front on the issue of super-PACs, and the influence they're having on political campaigns.

Representatives Kurt Wright of Burlington, Ron Hubert of Milton and Tom Koch of Barre Town were among those speaking at a news conference Thursday where they outlined legislation they said would bring greater transparency to funding for political campaigns.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Congressional Corner with Peter Welch - Part 3

The GOP has long championed entitlement reforms.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells Alan Chartock that Medicare should not be tampered with.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Congressional Corner with Peter Welch - Part 2

Despite President Obama’s re-election, Democrats were unable to re-take the House.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells Alan Chartock that Republicans must work with the other side sooner or later.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Congressional Corner with Peter Welch - Part 1

Despite President Obama’s re-election, Democrats were unable to re-take the House.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells Alan Chartock that Republicans must work with the other side sooner or later.

New England News
3:36 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Bennington Housing Authority Rated "Substandard"

After a housing authority in Southern Vermont failed to pass an inspection by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development earlier this year, the agency must now submit a corrective plan to federal authorities to address its inadequacies. WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports…

The Bennington Housing Authority was initially notified by mail this month that it was designated as “substandard”, and now has until December 30th to submit a corrective plan to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development Region 1.

Liz Montaquila is a spokeswoman for HUD…

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WAMC Programs - The Book Show
3:06 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

The Book Show #1273 - Archer Mayor

Archer Mayor is the author of the highly acclaimed, Vermont-based series featuring detective Joe Gunther, which the Chicago Tribune describes as "the best police procedurals being written in America." In the new book, Paradise City, Joe Gunther investigates Vermont burglaries and a murder leads him to Northampton, Massachusetts.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Edward Hopper in Vermont

Edward and Jo Hopper first discovered Vermont in 1927, making day trips from the Whitney Studio Club's summer retreat for New York artists in Charlestown, New Hampshire. In 1935 and 1936 the Hoppers again traveled to Vermont, this time from their summer home in Cape Cod, in Edward's continuing search for new places to paint.

During these quests they identified the White River and what Edward considered to be Vermont's "finest" river valley, and they returned there for longer visits in 1937 and 1938, boarding at Robert and Irene Slater's Wagon Wheels farm in South Royalton.

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