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Vermont Tourism Reports Strong Winter Season

Mon, 04/21/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

 
Vermont Tourism Reports
Strong Winter Season
 
MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont is wrapping up one of its best winter
seasons in recent memory, thanks to an ideal combination of significant and
persistent snowfall that drew millions of visitors here to enjoy a variety of
recreational activities. 
 
According to the Department of
Tourism and Marketing, tax revenue collected for Rooms and Meals is showing
that this year’s snowy winter has been a good season for Vermont’s

Democrats, Republicans split over Douglas' stimulus plan

Sun, 04/20/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor announces Vermont economic stimulus package
Governor Jim Douglas announced a $214 million dollar economic stimulus package in hopes of making Vermont the first state to bounce back from the national recession. His 15-point plan, which would cost the state $3 million in spending but generate more than $70 million alone in its first year, has caused a rift between Republican and Democratic leaders who are scrambling to review it before the session comes to a close in two weeks.

Everything Equine Coming April 26-27

Sun, 04/20/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

"Unbridled Enthusiasm" for Everything Equine
Horses big and small featured at Exposition's Horse Show
Horses big and small will be the focus this weekend at Everything Equine - one of New Englands largest equine educational events.
Everything Equine and Horses 2008 show runs Saturday and Sunday (April 26-27) at Champlain Valley Expositions Robert E. Miller Expo Centre. The annual show, spotlights the impact horse owners have on the state's economy and the many ways horses are used from sport to work.

Vermont Golf Association Opens State Day Tournaments

Sun, 04/20/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Golf Association State Day Tournaments Slated for
Rutland and Vermont National Country Clubs
(Rutland, VT) - The Vermont Golf Association will hold one-day State Day Tournaments at Rutland and Vermont National Country Clubs during the week of May 5. Rutland Country Club (www.rutlandcountryclub.com) will take place on Tuesday, May 6 while Vermont National Country Club (www.vermontnational.com) State Day will compete on Thursday, May 8.

Unemployment rate up three-tenths

Thu, 04/17/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

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Bergquist to take over from Russell as legislative counsel

Wed, 04/16/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Legislative Council Announces New Director and Chief Council

(April 17) The Vermont Legislative Council has announced that Emily
Bergquist will become the new Director and Chief Counsel of the
Legislative Council on July 1, 2008. Bergquist was selected
following a national search to lead the Office of the Legislative
Council, which assists the legislature in drafting bills, providing
research and analysis of legislative and policy issues, and supporting
legislative committee work.

Douglas Announces Achievement Awards and $1.6 Million in Community Development Grants

Mon, 04/14/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Gov. Douglas Announces
Achievement Awards and $1.6 Million in Community Development Grants
 
Six
municipalities honored for outstanding community development projects
 
MONTPELIER, Vt. — (April 15, 2008) Governor Jim Douglas on has announced the award
of $1.6 million in community development grants to six communities that will provide
affordable housing, preserve jobs, and create shelter and housing for victims
of domestic violence.
 
The largest Vermont Community Development Program award –

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