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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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 >>
MONTPELIER, Vt. -
With the slam of a gavel Vermont lawmakers kicked off the 2013.
But some in the room didn't expect this year to become the session of taxes.
It goes on, and on and on," said House Minority Leader Don Turner.
Turner says it seems by the day more new proposals to dip into your wallet are added.
"This is the most taxes I've ever seen," said Turner.
Here are some of the bills legislators are discussing.
A penny-per-ounce of sugar sweetened drinks.
4% gas tax.
10% tax on break-open tickets.
Increasing property taxes by five-cents.
And a heating tax that would add 20-cents per gallon.
Proposals that could force Vermonters to pay hundreds of dollars.
Part of the reason why some lawmakers say we're seeing so many new taxes is the fact that the state faces upwards of a $70-million dollar budget deficit.
Legislators also say they tried to lay off increasing taxes over the past few years because of a bad economy but now they say that may need to change.
"As we come out of the great recession there's really an interest in actually making some investments in the future, which we haven't been able to do for a long time," State Rep. Janet Ancel.
While Ancel doesn't like to see all these proposals, she says if lawmakers do accept new taxes they need to make sure it's a source that won't just plug the hole for next year.
"What's a stable source of revenue and what's fair and what's equitable," said Ancel.
Governor Peter Shumlin has said he won't support any broad based taxes.
But when we reached out to him Tuesday to see how feels about all these increased being floated in the statehouse but he hasn't returned our messages.