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Vermont Guard Welcomes Its New Leader As Budget Cuts Loom
Friday, 03/01/13
By Kirk Carapezza
A week after he was elected by the Legislature, Brigadier General Steven Cray has officially been sworn in as the next leader of the Vermont National Guard.
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Sanders, Weinberger Tout Business Program To Help Vt. Energy Efficiency
Monday, 10/01/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Sen. Bernie Sanders and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger are touting a new revolving loan program that will allow businesses to work with the city-owned electric department to make energy upgrades.
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Sanders, EPA Tout Vermont Guard's Solar Project
Thursday, 08/23/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Sen. Bernie Sanders and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency say the Vermont National Guard is a national model for what other military bases can do to cut their reliance on fossil fuel and become less dependent on foreign oil.
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Delegation Says Court's Ruling Clears Way To Implement Health Overhaul
Thursday, 06/28/12
By John Dillon
Vermont's Congressional delegation is pleased and relieved that the Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's health care law, including the mandate that all Americans have health insurance or pay a fine.
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Vt. Delegation Is Relieved By Supreme Court Decision
Thursday, 06/28/12
Vermont's Congressional delegation expressed relief at Thursday's Supreme Court ruling, hoping to now focus on the implementation of President Obama's Affordable Care Act without the cloud of legal uncertainty.
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Sanders Calls For GMO Labeling Amendment To Farm Bill
Thursday, 06/14/12
By Bob Kinzel
Senator Bernie Sanders is urging his colleagues to allow individual states to require the labeling of all genetically engineered foods.
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Sanders Proposes Dental Care Bill
Friday, 06/08/12
By Bob Kinzel
Sen. Bernie Sanders has introduced legislation to deal with what he says is a growing dental care crisis.
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Sanders Wants Senate To Pass 'Modest' Transportation Bill
Monday, 02/13/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Senator Bernie Sanders says a transportation bill going before the U.S. Senate this week is an important one, but given the repair needs of the nation's roadways he characterizes it as modest.
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Sanders Fights Postal Service Layoffs
Monday, 12/05/11
By Melody Bodette
Senator Bernie Sanders says he doesn't want to see 100,000 postal workers laid off in the midst of a recession. The plan by the postal service includes 245 lay offs in the White River Junction area.
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Sanders Wants To Form Bi-Partisan Support For Heating Assistance
Wednesday, 11/30/11
Senator Bernie Sanders is working to build a bi-partisan group to support additional funds for the Low Income Heating Assistance Program. Last year, Vermont received roughly $23 million in LIHEAP funds. But the Obama Administration has proposed cutting the appropriation in half.
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Amid Cuts, Sanders Moves To Safeguard Social Security
Thursday, 08/25/11
By Kirk Carapezza
Senator Bernie Sanders is proposing new legislation that he says will strengthen and preserve Social Security for the better part of this century.
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Governor Changes His Mind On Medicare Rebate Checks
Monday, 06/14/10
By Bob Kinzel
The Douglas Administration has changed its mind about asking senior citizens to send their upcoming Medicare rebate checks to the state. The Governor now says getting the checks back would be an administrative nightmare, and so he's decided to back down from the issue.
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