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March 3: Town Meeting Day in Vermont

Tuesday, March 3, 2015: It's Town Meeting Day in Vermont.

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Vermont’s investigation into license fraud spreads to multiple states, DMV offices

Vermont Watchdog Report

An investigation into fraudulent applications for Vermont’s driver’s privilege cards has spread to multiple states and Department of Motor Vehicle branches, according to the department’s chief investigator.

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Ferrisburgh lawmaker is “Lone Ranger” against green energy takeover

Vermont Watchdog Report

During the past week, the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee voted 10-1 to make utilities provide 75 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2032 while working to reduce the state’s overall energy consumption.

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From the Editor: S.95 and legalized marijuana

Last week, Vermont State Sen. David Zuckerman, a Progressive legislator from Hinesburg, introduced S. 95, a bill that would regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol in Vermont. It took a few years, with Gov. Shumlin’s early support then taking a cautious step back, especially after the heroin debacle erupted in 2013.

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Lt. Gov. Scott says "turn back the mirror" regarding Bennington plant closing

Lt. Gov. Phil Scott [R] issued the following statement in response to the announcement that Plasan North America is closing its Bennington plant...

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Governor praised for solar energy

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin was sworn in Jan. 8 for a third term and used his inaugural address, among other things, to outline an ambitious plan to increase the use of solar energy and other renewables across the state.

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Guest Viewpoint: Rand report begs the question on legalizing marijuana

What if Vermont legalized fun-time marijuana?

Legislative report

Covering Benson, Orwell, Shoreham & Whiting

Much of the last two weeks were spent in my committee where we worked on the H.35 as introduced which is a bill that proposes to adopt multiple provisions related to the remediation and preservation of the waters of Vermont.

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Vermont commissioner to travel on marijuana fact-finding mission

Vermont Department of Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn will travel to Colorado next week to study the effects of marijuana legalization in that state. The commissioner will travel with a delegation that includes Chittenden County State's Attorney T.J. Donovan and advocates for and against marijuana legalization in Vermont.

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Vermont DMV backpedals on fraudulent license applications by illegals

Vermont Watchdog Report

A tight-lipped investigation into fraudulent driver’s license applications from out-of-state illegals is producing conflicting details as political pressure mounts from migrant rights groups.

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From the Editor: A mess at the DMV?

Since the fall of 2014, the Vermont Eagle has welcomed Vermont Watchdog.org to our pages for bringing investigative, statewide news of impact to our local readers.

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Vermont gun dealer caught up in anti-gun crossfire

Vermont Watchdog Report

The attorney for a Vermont gun shop owner says Everytown for Gun Safety damaged her client’s reputation after a report published by the national gun control group wrongly included his business as an example of an unlicensed dealer who sells guns to criminals.

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School choice in Vermont: Vergennes gathering to discuss options

On Thursday Feb. 5. at 7 p.m., residents of Vergennes will discuss their school choice options locally and beyond.

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Sander’s infrastructure bill will help Vermont

From the Editor

This newspaper hasn’t always been a champion of Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, but we think the Senator deserves some praise for his recent proposal to help rebuild a portion of America’s infrastructure which may get a lot of political verbal attention, but scant shovel-ready action.

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Vermont senate leader misfires with gun control pitch at massive gun rally

Vermont Watchdog Report

Speaking at a large pro-gun rally at the Vermont State House Jan. 27, state Sen. John Campbell told law-abiding Vermonters they would need to undergo criminal background checks before buying guns.

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