The good news is that the biggest construction project in state history is on budget. The bad news is that it might not be on budget for long.
A deal with a construction firm has cleared the way for the rebuild of the state office complex in Waterbury. But lingering uncertainties over the massive renovation still threaten to add to the project's costs.
It's do-over time for the Legislature and campaign finance regulation. Lawmakers passed a campaign finance reform bill last month, and Governor Peter Shumlin signed it into law.
But the legislation contains a major mistake and lawmakers will have to address the issue soon.
The error concerns a section of the legislation that creates new contribution caps. It lowers the caps for legislative candidates and raises them for statewide candidates and political parties. That section of the legislation is set to go into place next year.
Comic storyteller Cindy Pierce is on a mission, and she’s not just looking for laughs. She’s wants to bring truth to the complicated world of sex, relationships and human behavior.
Her new one-woman show, Comfort in the Stumble, is a collection of stories revolving around resilience and finding one's way in a complicated sexual world. Pierce, who lives in Etna, N.H., also speaks to students and parents at college campuses around the country.
Right now, mentally ill Vermonters wait an average of 50 days for a court order to allow forced medication. Hospitals say patients are waiting too long for treatment. Some patients say they need the time so their rights aren’t violated.
We’ll talk about possible changes to involuntary medication procedures with Tom Huebner, President of Rutland Regional Medical Center, and Jack McCullough, project director of the Mental Health Law Project of Vermont Legal Aid. We'll also hear from Representative Anne Donahue
The Vermont Blueprint for Health is a public-private statewide program that’s designed to transform the delivery of health care. Now there’s solid evidence to demonstrate that the program can help reduce overall health care costs.
The Blueprint program encourages primary care providers to create community health teams to develop a comprehensive treatment approach for individual patients. It also creates a system where the physicians and their teams can be reimbursed for providing services to patients with chronic illnesses to help them better manage their condition.
They range in age from 16 to 30 and feature more newcomers than veterans. They are overwhelmingly female and are bunched primarily in the freestyle skiing and snowboarding events.
They include medal favorites, dark horses and the longest of long shots. Many are native born sons and daughters; others are transplants that came to the state to hone their skills to the highest level.
A coalition of lawmakers and anti-poverty advocates wants Gov. Peter Shumlin's administration to increase funding for a program that helps low-income people insulate their homes.
The advocates make a common sense argument: As every Vermonter knows, when you heat your house, you don’t want to heat the outside as well. The advocates say weatherization is an investment that saves people money and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.