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Vermont State Police found two deceased bodies in the suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt. Wednesday afternoon.Police say after initiating the search for the white van, they located the van at a residence.More >>
Vermont State Police found two deceased bodies in the suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt. Wednesday afternoon.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:58 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:58:42 GMT
Vermont State Police are investigating a suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt.Police say they received a 911 call that shots were fired on Slack Street. The female caller told police that an unknown whiteMore >>
Vermont State Police are investigating a suspicious incident in Peacham, Vt.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:55 AM EDT2013-06-19 12:55:22 GMT
A major drug sweep is currently underway in Springfield, Vt. Vermont State Police say the operation is one of the largest arrest sweeps in Vermont with 100 officers trying to take multiple people intoMore >>
A major drug sweep is currently underway in Springfield, Vt. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:42 AM EDT2013-06-19 11:42:31 GMT
If you live in Vermont, you might not be happy with your job.A recent Gallup poll revealed Vermont is among the top ten states in the country where employees are actively disengaged from their jobs.TheMore >>
If you live in Vermont, you might not be happy with your job.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:04 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:04:18 GMT
There is an effort to make sure first responders all across Vermont are trained to spot potentially dangerous meth labs. In Enosburg Falls, Vermont Tuesday, first responders from all around here cameMore >>
There is an effort to make sure first responders all across Vermont are trained to spot potentially dangerous meth labs.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:05 PM EDT2013-06-19 01:05:24 GMT
Inside a large, Burlington home, lives a man who police say allowed sex acts to happen for money at a building he owns. "Just wondering if you had any comment?" asked FOX44/ABC22. "Yeah I have a lotMore >>
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:01 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:01:50 GMT
Vermont is igniting an effort to redevelop businesses on environmentally contaminated sites known as "brownfields" and it's getting some help from the federal government. "It's my pleasure to come hereMore >>
The state is being pumped full of money and committees to bring new businesses to old contaminated areas.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:16:15 GMT
When you hit the road the nearest gas station is seldom far away. But if you have an electric car, it might be hard to locate the nearest charging station Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and Quebec PremierMore >>
When you hit the road the nearest gas station is seldom far away. But if you have an electric car, it might be hard to locate the nearest charging stationMore >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:15 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:15:13 GMT
Talk about a rocky start between two new neighbors. Police say up to 12 shots were fired, all over some trees! No one was hurt, but the neighbor is facing charges. 72 year old David Millson says he wasMore >>
Talk about a rocky start between two new neighbors. Police say up to 12 shots were fired, all over some trees! No one was hurt, but the neighbor is facing charges.More >>
MONTPELIER, Vt. -
A big hole in the transportation budget has lead to talk of a new gas tax to fill the empty tank
At a news conference in Montpelier Thursday Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin recognized that part of VTrans budget shortfall is also part of better driving practices.
"It's a result of our success in driving more fuel efficient cars and driving the miles we're traveling so that's the good news," Gov. Peter Shumlin said.
The bad news is a $28.24 million gap in VTrans budget. The money is needed to receive $40 million in federal funding. To make up the difference law makers proposed a 4% sales tax to purchases at the pump.
But is this the kind of broad based tax Governor Shumlin promised he wouldn't add during his budget address last month?
"We're finding a better way to take in transportation dollars that we've been losing over the last several years because we're driving less miles," Gov. Shumlin said.
"But it impacts all Vermonters," we asked.
"You can call it what you want. Of course it's affecting all Vermonters. Do any of us want to do it? No," Gov. Shumlin said.
This gas tax has consumers worried but also some businesses. Some gas station owners are concerned their customers will cross over to New Hampshire in search of lower gas prices.
"Oh it's definitely going to impact our business," Peter Annis said.
Annis owns Black River Quick Stop in Springfield which, for his customers, is only a quick trip from the Granite State.
"They're naturally going to go to the place where they can get the most value for their dollar," Annis said.
Getting the best value possible is the same rationale law makers use to raise gas taxes to get that $40 million in federal funding.
"We desperately need to rebuild our crumbling roads and bridges," Gov. Shumlin said.
"So it's a choice."
But Vermonters thinking of making the choice to fill up in New Hampshire should consider this. That state is also considering a 12 cent gas tax hike over the next three years because of deteriorating roads.
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