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3 hrs ago | WVNY

Gov. Shumlin Address Reports of More IBM Layoffs

Shumlin says he's in close contact with the company and has been given no indications that job cuts are coming.

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4 hrs ago | KRMG-AM Tulsa

"Walking awkwardly," leads to man landing in jail

Drugs are prepared to shoot intravenously by a user addicted to heroin on February 6, 2014 in St. Johnsbury Vermont.

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Related Topix: Drugs, St. Johnsbury, VT, US Governors, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

6 hrs ago | Common Dreams

Nation's Boldest GMO Label Law Nears Passage in Vermont

After a groundswell of support from state residents fueled by grassroots activism, Vermont is on track to become the first state to require the labeling of food that contains genetically modified organisms .

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Related Topix: Vermont, Vermont Government, US Governors, Agriculture, Science, US News, Liberal Political News

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Politico

Vt. puts past lessons in GMO bill

Vermont lawmakers seeking to make their state the first to require the labeling of genetically modified food are hoping history won't repeat itself.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Manchester Journal

State senators want to mothball VT Telecommunications Authority

Key members of the state Senate want to raise the bar for broadband Internet speeds in Vermont, and they're looking to change the administration's lineup to make it happen.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, US Governors

The Burlington Free Press

GMO labeling passes first round in the Senate

The Senate gave a decisive 26-2 vote Tuesday for a bill that would require labeling of foods that contain genetically modified ingredients, a strong indication that Vermont could become the first state in the nation to enact such a law.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Representative John Campbell, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Agriculture, Science

The Bennington Banner

Tentative funding deal reached for retired teacher health care

A new plan was unveiled Friday to shore up an old problem with the way Vermont pays for retired teachers' health care.

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Related Topix: Pension, US Governors

Real Clear Politics

Iran Diplomacy Needs Teeth

Barack Obama, president of the United States, does not like to back his diplomacy with military force.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Governors

The Bennington Banner

Vt. seeks to add to economic development toolbox

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin and legislative leaders asked lawmakers Monday to pass two proposals that would be paid for with an anticipated $5 million budget surplus they say will make it easier to attract and retain high tech companies that provide well-paying skilled jobs.

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Related Topix: Vermont, US Governors

Mon Apr 14, 2014

National Review Online

Vermont Is Waking Up from Its Single-Payer Dream to a Taxpayer Nightmare

The citizens of Vermont apparently believe that Obamacare doesn't go far enough toward government-controlled health care, so the Green Mountain State decided in 2011 to create its own single-payer health-care system.

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The Burlington Free Press

What can you find on state's upgraded website?

Last week, Gov. Peter Shumlin touted the state's worst-to-almost-first rise in the arena of government financial transparency.

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WCAX-TV Burlington

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Vermont's auditor plans to review the state's troubled online health insurance marketplace.

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Related Topix: Vermont, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law

WCAX-TV Burlington

NH lawmakers consider adultery repeal

It's against the law to commit adultery in New Hampshire, but that's likely to change soon.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Governors, Vermont

Sun Apr 13, 2014

WCAX-TV Burlington

Thief nabs water fountain

State Police say an old fashion water fountain was stolen from the Warner Center in Saxtons River late Saturday night.

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Related Topix: Saxtons River, VT, Burlington, VT, US Governors, Putney, VT, South Burlington, VT

The Huffington Post

Bain Capital Sees Opportunity In Methadone Clinics

FEBRUARY 06: Drugs are prepared to shoot intravenously by a user addicted to heroin on February 6, 2014 in St. Johnsbury Vermont.

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Related Topix: Drugs, St. Johnsbury, VT, US Governors

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Drudge Retort

States Fear Powerful New Painkiller

State officials around the United States are rebelling over a powerful new painkiller.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Deval Patrick, US News, Liberal Political News

The Brattleboro Reformer

Raising the bar: Local pols debate minimum wage

There is undeniable momentum -- even among some conservative-leaning lawmakers -- for a proposal to significantly raise Vermont's minimum wage.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Windham County, VT, Brattleboro, VT, US Governors, Wardsboro, VT

RollingStone

Ace Frehley on Kiss' Rock Hall Induction: 'We're Brothers in Rock'

Almost as soon as Kiss were named as inductees for the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame , the drama began.

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Related Topix: Ace Frehley, Pop/Rock, Kiss, US Governors, Music, Entertainment

Real Clear Politics

Are Iran and Israel Trading Places?

As the winds of change blow across Iran, secular democrats in Israel have been losing ground to religious and right-wing extremists who feel comfortable openly attacking the United States, Israel's strongest ally.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

WVNY

VT Announces Plan to Pay For Retired Teachers' Health Benefits

A press release says the proposal would utilize many sources to address the lack of funding for teacher health care on a current-year basis.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Pension, Personal Finance, Retirement, Education Etc.

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