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    Legislative Last Stretch

    04/24/2014 12:23 PM EDT
    As of right now I am hearing that the Legislative session may end around May 9. Bills that do not make it all the way through both the House and the Senate by then have to start all over again next year. Certain bills that have to pass, like the state budget, are the subject of intense negotiations and compromise between both chambers and with the Administration. Unrelated bills become the subject of triangulated logjams when a powerful person holds up bill X in order to be sure that bill Y passes elsewhere. 
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    Callousness of a Nonprofit
    04/24/2014 12:03 PM EDT - The news was devastating, shocking and totally unexpected when it was made public on March 26, 2014. Five hundred and thirty employees were told that in 3 days they no longer would have employment -- they need not come to work. Full Story

    Standing together to protect Lake Champlain
    04/24/2014 11:36 AM EDT - This Earth Day, we can take pride that Vermonters are working together - farmers, loggers, businesses, citizens, and local, state and federal officials in every corner of the state - to ensure that we protect and restore Lake Champlain and all of the state's waters. Full Story

    Full-time workers should make enough to live on
    04/24/2014 11:33 AM EDT - There appears to be a good chance the Legislature will increase the minimum wage this session, but so far it has set its sights too low. The Legislature needs to look beyond the $10.10 an hour that President Obama and Gov. Peter Shumlin have proposed and think in terms of what a Vermont family needs to live on. Full Story

    Thanks for Reminding Us
    04/24/2014 10:27 AM EDT - I am referring to Andrew Torre in his recent column "Chipping At The Edges." It is a clear, concise, easy to read, easy to understand, revealing, enlightening, exposing and important column about politics. Full Story

    Make Vermont the first state to label GMOs!
    04/16/2014 06:20 PM EDT - The front page of the Manchester Journal, Friday, March 28, 2014 ran a story titled "Waiver Sought for Starbucks." Full Story

    Legislative Notebook
    04/16/2014 06:15 PM EDT - Week 13 (4/8 - 4/11) Looks like we are entering the final quarter of the 2014 session, with most pundits predicting that this year's work will be wrapped-up by early, to mid-May. Full Story

    What Digital First means to our community
    04/16/2014 05:56 PM EDT - Three years ago, the Man chester Journal became affiliated with a management company by the name of Digital First Media. Full Story

    The Independent Investor
    04/16/2014 04:46 PM EDT - This Friday the stock and bond markets will be closed to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, or so the theory goes. But that is just one of the many myths involved in this holiday and its origins remain a mystery.  Full Story

    From the Publisher's Desk:
    04/14/2014 03:22 PM EDT - Three years ago, the Manchester Journal became affiliated with a management company by the name of Digital First Media. DFM brought together two larger newspaper companies to pursue a new strategy. Full Story

    Indiana cat missing 5 years reunited with owner

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A cat that went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Indiana thanks to an implanted microchip. Full Story