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

May 16, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont’s Republican governor is vowing to veto a series of bills passed by the Democratically controlled Legislature that get to the heart of the liberal agenda: things like a $15 minimum wage and paid family leave. Gov. Phil Scott argues the bills, not to mention the state budget and a property tax bill he’s also planning to veto, would make the state less competitive. By David Jordan. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.


COLLEGE-ACCREDITATION: A small, private Vermont college is in danger of losing its accreditation.

SOLAR PROJECTS-POULTNEY: Officials in a Vermont town are considering three solar projects.

DEATH INVESTIGATION: Vermont State Police detectives say a woman was found dead on the floor of her home shortly after she called 911 to say her husband was pointing a handgun at her and that he had been drinking.

TIRES SLASHED: Police say someone in Vermont is slashing tires on a quiet town street.


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