Consultant’s memo stirs single-payer controversy

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:29am -- tim

by Morgan True Press reports about a supposed “Plan B” that would replace Governor Peter Shumlin’s universal health care proposal has stirred controversy again this week in the State House.

But a memo from a legislative consultant outlining a watered down version of single-payer doesn’t appear to have backing from lawmakers – or at least not publicly.

Working Lands Enterprise Board announces $300,000 to 19 working lands businesses

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:30am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Working Lands Enterprise Board announces this year’s grant recipients from its “Enterprise Investment” area awarding just under $300,000 of $1.2 million available to 19 grantees in 11 counties of the state representing the agriculture, forestry and forest products sectors, (3 forestry projects and 16 agriculture projects), leveraging over $350,000 in matching funds.

Opinion: Standing together to protect Lake Champlain

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 9:49am -- tim

by Secretaries Deb Markowitz, Brian Searles, Chuck Ross and Lawrence Miller This Earth Day, we can take pride that Vermonters are working together – farmers, loggers, businesses, citizens, and local, state and federal officials in every corner of the state – to ensure that we protect and restore Lake Champlain and all of the state’s waters.  Not only is this necessary to continue our tradition of protecting our environment and quality of life, but it is essential if we are to continue to enjoy swimming, fishing, boating, and viewing wildlife on our beautiful lake, as well a