Republican gubernatorial hopeful Scott Milne says that as he campaigns around the state, there is no question that the rising burden of property taxes is one of the biggest issues facing Vermonters. That's why he's calling for a two year freeze on the statewide property tax rate for education.
Milne says the freeze could be tough on some local school boards but he says it will ultimately force lawmakers to consider a new and simplified approach to paying for education.
The Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency will be before the Greensboro Development Review Board this evening, seeking a permit to build a "state-of-the-art performance arts facility" on 10 acres of what is now farmland and the site of the Hazendale Farmstand.
Dan Feliciano is the Libertarian candidate for governor, and he’s gained more attention than Libertarians usually do in Vermont thanks to a write-in campaign in the Republican primary. Feliciano has been making sharp attacks on incumbent Governor Peter Shumlin, and says Shumlin's health care policy is driven by "fantasy." Feliciano is our guest to discuss his campaign for governor, and why he wants to lead the state.
Gov. Peter Shumlin announced Tuesday that his administration has made the decision to take the Vermont Health Connect website offline for weeks to make repairs, and oversight for the project has shifted.
Shumlin said he made the decision with the hopes of ensuring a smooth open enrollment period starting in November. Open enrollment is the time when new customers can purchase health care through the exchange for the coming year.
On Thursday, Scottish voters will vote on whether or not to leave the United Kingdom and form their own independent country. While Scots living in Vermont don’t have a vote in the referendum, many are watching it closely, wondering if their native country will be forever changed by the end of the week.
Veterans and their families got a chance to weigh in on services provided at the VA Hospital Junction at a Town Hall style meeting on Monday. The meeting is part of a national effort to improve communication about the way the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs functions.
The White River Junction VA Town Meeting is one in a nationwide series of forums in the wake of scandals about long waiting times and poor services in other parts of the country.
The Burlington Free Press reports that Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne and campaign manager Brent Burns have parted ways after just two months working together.
"I resigned Friday," Burns confirmed Monday. "For the last six years, I have been working in super high stress jobs. I needed to take a step back," Burns explained when asked why. "All the rest is between Scott and I."