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Union opposes removing nurses from Porter doctor’s offices

The Porter Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (PFNHP) met Feb. 2 with the administration at Porter Medical Center (PMC) to discuss the Middlebury hospital’s recent announcement of layoffs. PMC is attempting to cut nursing staff in doctor’s offices leaving most offices with only R.N.

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Paid Sick Days Bill passes Vermont Senate

The Vermont State Senate gave preliminary approval to the Healthy Workplaces bill (H.187) on Feb. 2 with a voice vote.

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Midd voters to decide fate of town auditor's office

Town Meeting 2016

Town Meeting 2016

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From the Editor: Bernie says...

U.S. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is getting a lot of media attention during the caucus and primary season of this election year of 2016.

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Rising Tide climate activists to meet

Who: Residents of Monkton and Addison County, members of Rising Tide Vermont, and climate justice advocates from across the state

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Campaign finance misconduct in VSP's spotlight

After a civil review of campaign finance activities by Vermont Attorney Gen. William Sorrell, the Vermont State Police received a complaint of alleged criminal misconduct from the state’s attorneys conducting the review.

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Lawmaker says spending cap fix best for taxpayers

Vermont Watchdog Report

On Jan. 27, lawmakers weighed changes to Vermont’s education spending caps after the Agency of Education sent the wrong spending limits to districts.

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Guest Viewpoint: The Governor’s speech

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin’s recent budget speech is a vain attempt to craft a legacy of fiscal responsibility. But, it’s too late for that; the damage is done to both Vermont’s fiscal standing and the Governor’s legacy.

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Rutland MSJ student nominated for West Point

Rutland-area Mount Saint Joseph Academy high school senior student Monica Schmelzenbach has been nominated for admission to the United States Military Academy, known as West Point.

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Shumlin wants physicians, dentists to pay Medicaid expansion costs

Vermont Watchdog Report

In his annual budget address, Gov. Peter Shumlin on Thursday revealed a plan to fix Vermont’s $68 million deficit by raising $30 million in new revenue — mostly from independent physicians and dentists — and reducing spending increases by $38 million.

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Guest Viewpoint: Vermont Democratic Party statement on Phil Scott’s refusal to support workers

As Vermonters, we come together when someone in our community needs a hand. It’s just what we do. Because it’s common sense that our communities are strongest when everyone is on their feet. But Lt. Gov. Phil Scott seems to disagree.

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Shumlin backs Obama’s refugees

Vermont Watchdog Report

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin doubled down on support for President Barack Obama’s refugee program Jan. 10, on the same day federal authorities arrested two refugees on terror-related charges.

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Make big wind pay its own way

Ethan Allen Institute Report

An intriguing battle is shaping up in the Vermont legislature, over industrial wind power. On one side is the Shumlin administration, wind developers, and pro-renewable energy lobby groups like VPIRG.

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From the Editor: Lifting the veil on government

Since we started publishing the Vermont Watchdog Report last year, the Eagle has received a smattering of complaints about the Montpelier-based investigative news feature.

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Shock claim: Trump leading GOP in Vermont

Vermont Watchdog Report

While Trump Mania in Vermont seemed unthinkable a week ago, a convergence of large crowds, polling data and analysis by pundits suggests The Donald may be winning over voters in the Green Mountain State.

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