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Failure of loan forgiveness program hurts Vermont workers
A dysfunctional federal loan forgiveness program is throwing a wrench in the long-term financial planning of workers in Vermont, where the government and nonprofit sectors together employ roughly a third of the state's workforce. In 2007, Congress created a program intended to wipe out the federal

It's harder to find child care in Vermont. Here's what the numbers show.
Vermonters have fewer options for child care placements, and those placements are increasingly likely to be at a center rather than in someone's home. That's according to a new report on Vermont's child care capacity written by Stephanie Barrett and Chloe Wexler of the Legislature's Joint Fiscal Of

Agencies work to provide fuel assistance as winter comes early
Winter is still a month away, but Friday's snow was evidence that the cold weather has already reached Vermont, providing what could be an additional challenge for those who struggle to pay heating costs. Vermonters who already signed up for heating assistance have received their benefit if they ne

We’re Going To Expand Social Security, Not Cut It
Social Security is one of the most popular and successful government programs in the history of our country. For more than 80 years, through good times and bad, Social Security has paid out every benefit owed to every eligible American on time and without delay. Not once over more than eight decad


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