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BC-VT--Vermont News Digest 1:30 pm, VT

February 15, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Vermont. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the northern New England desk at 802-229-0577.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking news and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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AIRBNB REGULATIONS

MONTPELIER, Vt. _ The administration of Republican Gov. Phil Scott plans to study short-term rental properties in the state to see if more oversight is needed of companies like Airbnb. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.

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STATE OFFICE MOVE: The state of Vermont’s top administrative official says about 300 employees of the state Agency of Transportation are going to be moving from Montpelier to Barre.

OPIOID DEATHS: Vermont health officials say opioid-related deaths in the state’s most populous county dropped 50 percent from 2017 to 2018.

VERMONT REVENUES: Vermont state officials say tax revenues for the general and transportation funds exceeded their monthly targets in January, while revenue collection in the education fund was below expectations.

UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT NOMINEE: The University of Vermont’s only finalist for school president visited the campus this week.

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