Byline: By Mike Polhamus

Populist Bids for Vt.’s Top Job

5/4/18

Barre, Vt. — Longtime environmental advocate James Ehlers officially announced his candidacy for governor this week at the Old Labor Hall.The...

Vermont Weighs Hotel Room Tax

4/13/18

Montpelier — Rep. David Deen, D-Putney, on Wednesday proposed a $2 tax on hotel rooms as a way of generating money to help defray the estimated $25...

Vt. Land Can’t Sustain Cows

4/4/18

There are more cows in Vermont than the state’s agricultural land can accommodate under current practices, according to a new study from a...

Montpelier — A bill directing subsidies to farmers who take steps to improve their soil quality met with suspicion in the Senate Committee on...

Scott Unveils Phosphorus Plan

2/4/18

Montpelier — Gov. Phil Scott sketched out a plan at a dairy conference last week that could include making money from the pollutant plaguing...

Vt. Utilities Plan to Lower Rates

1/26/18

Montpelier — The federal tax cut Republicans adopted in December will result in a reduction in rates for electricity and natural gas customers in...

GMP Rates to Rise 5 Percent

12/22/17

The Public Utility Commission has approved a 5 percent rate increase for the state’s largest electric utility.The approval ratified an agreement...

Newbury, Vt., Wins Dam Lawsuit

12/14/17

Montpelier — The town of Newbury, Vt., prevailed before the Vermont Supreme Court this week in a case that will bring thousands of dollars in tax...

Scott Seeks Input on Settlement Spending

11/30/17

Montpelier — Gov. Phil Scott announced on Wednesday a plan for spending $18.6 million from a historic settlement with German automaker VW over...

Montpelier — Two Vermont residents are among a dozen plaintiffs suing on behalf of 7 million New Englanders who allegedly paid billions extra for...

Lawmakers OK Limits on Turbine Noise

10/28/17

Strict new noise limits will apply to future wind development in Vermont, after a legislative committee gave the controversial rules the go-ahead...

Coventry, Vt. — The state’s largest landfill in Coventry is set to expand by 52 acres if regulators approve the permit application by Casella Waste...

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