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Taibbi To Discuss Wall Street With Bernie Sanders
Thursday, 04/11/13
By Mitch Wertlieb
Journalist Matt Taibbi has delved further than most into the debris left behind the financial meltdown on Wall Street in 2008, and he's not shy about reporting what he's seen.
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Sanders Weighs In On Budget Battle
Tuesday, 03/12/13
Senator Bernie Sanders says the automatic federal budget cuts are hurting Vermonters.
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Sanders: "Cannot simply cut, cut and cut"
Tuesday, 03/05/13
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, says he's working with the committee on a 10-year budget which would create jobs, lower the deficit and protect working families and the most vulnerable people in our society.
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Senator Bernie Sanders
Thursday, 02/07/13
By Jane Lindholm
Senator Bernie Sanders discusses the wind power moratorium in the state, gasoline prices and other issues, and we learn about Vermont Writes Day.
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Sanders Weighs In Against Ridgeline Wind Moratorium
Monday, 01/28/13
By John Dillon
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says the Vermont Legislature should reject a proposed moratorium on ridgeline wind projects.
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Sanders Opposes State Moratorium On Wind Power
Monday, 01/28/13
Sen. Bernie Sanders is going on record opposing a moratorium on large-scale wind power projects on Vermont's mountain ridges.
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Sanders Supports Changes To Senate Filibuster Rules
Wednesday, 01/23/13
By Bob Kinzel
Sen Bernie Sanders says changing the filibuster rules will make it easier to bring critical pieces of legislation to the Senate floor for a vote.
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Vt. Delegation Ready To Let Payroll Tax Holiday Expire
Wednesday, 12/12/12
By Bob Kinzel
All three members of Vermont's congressional delegation may be ready to allow the so called "payroll tax holiday" to expire at the end of the year. That would boost tax burdens for middle income families.
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Sanders, Gas Station Owner Dispute Gas Prices
Tuesday, 12/11/12
The head of a company targeted by Senator Bernie Sanders for allegedly overcharging for gasoline says his stations are competitive.
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Sanders Warns Against Changing Social Security Formula
Monday, 12/10/12
By Melody Bodette
Senator Bernie Sanders warns that he'll oppose one change to Social Security that's under discussion as part of the fiscal cliff talks. Sanders says some want to shift the way the annual cost of living is adjusted for people who receive Social Security benefits.
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Sanders Vows To Maintain Veterans, Social Security Benefits
Friday, 11/09/12
By John Dillon
Senator Bernie Sanders says one of his top priorities in Washington is to fight efforts to recalibrate how Social Security and veterans' benefits are calculated. He says deficit hawks want to switch to a system that would limit benefits.
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Sanders To Discuss Veterans Benefits
Friday, 11/09/12
Sen. Bernie Sanders is discussing his efforts to prevent cuts to veterans benefits.



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Sanders To Talk Up Smart Grids
Monday, 08/20/12
Senator Bernie Sanders is going to be talking about the benefits of "smart grid" technology for the state of Vermont.
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Sanders Holds Hearing On Gas Prices
Monday, 08/06/12
By Bob Kinzel
A key U.S. Senate committee will hold a public hearing this afternoon to examine how retail gasoline prices are set in Vermont.
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Sanders Plans Hearing On Gas Prices
Friday, 07/27/12
By Samantha Fields
Senator Bernie Sanders has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate why gas prices in northwestern Vermont have been notably higher than elsewhere in the region.



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Sen. Sanders On Gas Prices, Citizens United And Gun Control
Thursday, 07/26/12
By Jane Lindholm
We talk to Sanders about gas prices, which have been notably higher in northwestern Vermont, Citizens United, FEMA Irene reimbursements, the recently passed Transportation Bill, which provides about $464 million to Vermont, and gun control, in the wake of the shooting in Aurora, Colorado.  
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Senators Testify Against Citizens United
Wednesday, 07/25/12
By Kirk Carapezza
A Senate Judiciary committee heard testimony Tuesday to overturn the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision and to overhaul campaign finance reform.
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Costco Tells Sanders Gas Pumps Blocked By Competitors
Monday, 07/23/12
The discount retailer Costco is complaining to U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders that it's being blocked by Vermont's environmental permit process from offering cheap gasoline at its store in Colchester.
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Sanders Says Data Shows Burlington Gas Price Hikes
Friday, 07/06/12
By Melody Bodette
Gas prices in the Burlington area were between ten cents and 43 cents higher than a Federal Trade Commission computer model projected they should be in the month of June.
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Sanders Wants Federal Probe Into Chittenden County Gas Prices
Wednesday, 07/04/12
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Bernie Sanders wants a federal probe of gas prices in Chittenden County. Sanders says the investigation is needed because gas prices in Chittenden County are considerably higher than in other parts of the state.
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Sanders' Food Labeling Amendment Fails In Senate
Thursday, 06/21/12
By Bob Kinzel
Sen. Bernie Sanders' plan to give individual states the authority to require the labeling of genetically engineered foods has been defeated in the U.S. Senate by a three to one margin. His proposal was one of more than 70 amendments to the 2012 Farm Bill.
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ME Senator's Staffer Fired For Tweet About Sanders
Thursday, 06/21/12
A junior member of Maine Senator Susan Collins' staff has been fired for sending a tweet about Senator Bernie Sanders.
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Sanders Hits GOP Position On Air Legislation
Thursday, 06/21/12
The U.S. Senate has voted to back an Environmental Protection Agency rule that Senator Bernie Sanders says will protect Vermonters and others in downwind states by controlling mercury and other toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants.
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