Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:42 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:42:03 GMT
Gay, lesbian and transgender Vermonters have a new center to serve them. After several years in Winooski the support agency RU12? has moved into a new location at 255 South Champlain Street in Burlington.More >>
RU12?, an advocacy group for gay, lesbian, and transgender Vermonters relocates to Burlington.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:26 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:26:58 GMT
When is comes to making the grade, New York's graduation rates are barely passing.For the second year in a row, the rate sits at 74%.The report is based on the entire student body that started 9th gradeMore >>
When is comes to making the grade, New York's graduation rates are barely passing.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:07 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:07:17 GMT
Interim Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum was arrested Monday morning.Applebaum is facing 14 criminal counts for fraud, breach of trust, and conspiracy.Quebec police say the investigation started in MarchMore >>
Interim Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum was arrested Monday morning.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:38 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:38:42 GMT
If fresh berries are your summer time treat, you've got to wait a little longer. You can blame it on the rain.At Paul Mazza's "Pick Your Own" season is about a week late.They hope to get started this Friday,More >>
If fresh berries are your summer time treat, you've got to wait a little longer. You can blame it on the rain.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 10:40 PM EDT2013-06-18 02:40:49 GMT
If you park in Burlington and don't follow the rules, you soon might pay more for it. That's because the city is looking at increasing its parking fines. After searching for a spot and then findingMore >>
If you park in Burlington and don't follow the rules, you soon might pay more for it.
Monday, June 17 2013 10:16 PM EDT2013-06-18 02:16:40 GMT
Right now, only the ducks can enjoy floating along a certain body of water in Berlin, Vermont. That's because Montpelier, which owns much of the land around it, won't let people access it, because itMore >>
In Vermont, people looking to access the Berlin Pond, may finally have a way to legally reach the water. Right now they can't because Montpelier doesn't want people in its drinking water. But Berlin leaders are hoping a piece of land it owns will develop into a launch site for people.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 9:01 PM EDT2013-06-18 01:01:53 GMT
With the summer months approaching, many will be hitting the waters. The North Country Chamber of Commerce wants to make sure everyone can get in on the fun. This Thursday, June 20, they'll be hostingMore >>
With the summer months approaching, many will be hitting the waters. The North Country Chamber of Commerce wants to make sure everyone can get in on the fun.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 8:57 PM EDT2013-06-18 00:57:56 GMT
Department of Environmental Conservation's Matthew Probasco says Eurasian Watermilfoil is much harder and more problematic to deal with. "It would destroy fish habitat, it was cause breeding ground forMore >>
Eurasion Watermilfoil is having huge negative impact on Lake St Catherine.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 6:28 PM EDT2013-06-17 22:28:02 GMT
A brutal attack on Father's Day. One person is dead, another in the hospital. Police say an ex-boyfriend with a restraining order stabbed the mother of his child multiple times. They say her currentMore >>
A brutal attack on Father's Day. One person is dead, another in the hospital. Police say an ex-boyfriend with a restraining order stabbed the mother of his child multiple times. They say her current boyfriend shot and killed the attacker.More >>
Burlington, Vt. - On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Obama's healthcare reform law, for the most part. They were a few changes.
The court ruled that the "individual mandate", a controversial provision that requires people who choose not to get insurance to pay a penalty, is constitutional. That is, if it is referred to as a tax.
Basically, the court said that the Federal government cannot mandate that everyone have health insurance. However, it can tax people who choose not to.
"Everyone of us is going to be either paying a penalty, now called a tax, or having health insurance," Constitutional law professor Cheryl Hanna said.
And then, there's the issue of Medicaid funding.
The original Affordable Care Act required States to expand their Medicaid coverage. Then, if the State chose not to do that, the law would take away all of their Medicaid funding. But the Supreme Court did not agree.
"And there the court said no, that States still have the right to refuse to expand under Medicaid but would still not be at risk of losing all of their funds," Hanna said.