Last week, some business leaders called for a one year delay in implementing Vermont Health Connect, the state health care exchange. State officials were hoping that the exchange would be fully operational at the beginning of December but the online payment program still hasn’t been put into place. Some individuals and small businesses are concerned that time is running out for them to purchase policies through the exchange in order to have coverage beginning in January.
As the website for Health Connect, Vermont’s new health insurance marketplace, becomes easier to navigate, employers and employees are finally getting a closer look at the way new policies will affect their pocketbooks. For some, workplace insurance makes financial sense, but for others, it doesn’t.
A painting by Vermont artist Norman Rockwell set a record when it was auctioned Wednesday by Sotheby's in New York City. Saying Grace sold for just over $46 million, a record for an individual American painting.
Two other Rockwell paintings earned high price tags at Wednesday's auction: The Gossips sold for nearly $8.5 million and Walking to Church went for more than $3.2 million.
Vermont has fallen well short of its goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the Agency of Natural Resources announced Thursday.
The state’s lawmakers set the goals in 2006 with optimistic legislation that laid out a timeline for the state’s greenhouse gas reductions. The legislature used 1990 emissions levels as a benchmark, calling for a 25 percent reduction from those levels by 2012, a 50 percent reduction by 2028 and a 75 percent reduction by 2050.
According to the Vermont Superior Court decision, Len Britton’s 2010 Senate campaign was so low on funds in September of 2010 that Jeffrey Bartley decided he had to stop working or he wouldn’t be paid.