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Vermont GOP Gov. Scott to lay out 2020 spending plan

Jan. 21, 2020 8:50 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott is scheduled to lay out his 2020 spending priorities during the governor's annual budget address on Tuesday. Scott is due to give the address during a joint session of the Vermont House and Senate at the Statehouse in Montpelier. Scott is expected...

Vermont woman wins lifetime hunting, fishing license

Jan. 20, 2020 1:20 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman is entitled to hunt and fish for free for the rest of her life. Elizabeth Grady, 42, of Underhill, won the 2019 Vermont Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License Lottery, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department announced. More than 13,000 tickets were purchased for the...

OnStar system brings police pursuit to conclusion

Jan. 20, 2020 11:15 AM EST

LONDONDERRY, Vt. (AP) — A vehicle's OnStar system was used to end a police pursuit by disabling the stolen vehicle, forcing the operator to flee on foot before being arrested, police said. The episode unfolded over the weekend in Londonderry where Jason Moul, 38, of Athens, allegedly broke into a home and...

Vermont voters may cast presidential primary ballots early

Jan. 20, 2020 9:13 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermonters can now vote early in the upcoming presidential primary elections. The early voting period for the March 3 primary elections started on Friday, said Secretary of State Jim Condos. Voters may request a ballot from their town or city clerks by phone, email, online or in...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)

Liz Weston: Who should consider a Roth conversion now?

Jan. 20, 2020 9:00 AM EST

If you’ve saved a lot for retirement, or your parents have, you could be affected by recent changes in the rules about retirement distributions. The recently enacted Secure Act eliminated the “stretch IRA,” a strategy used by affluent investors to pass tax-advantaged money to their heirs. The...

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.(AP Photo/Jon Super)

Liverpool fans already celebrating title after United win

Jan. 19, 2020 4:06 PM EST

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — After providing the assist, Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson wasn't going to miss out on joining the celebrations. Even if it meant racing the length of the field to slide into Mohamed Salah. By that time, on a freezing winter's evening on Merseyside, Salah was shirtless, torso...

Vermont Senate approves paid family leave bill

Jan. 19, 2020 3:38 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Senate approved a paid family leave bill by enough votes to override a potential veto by Gov. Phil Scott. The legislation was approved by a vote of 20-9 in the Senate on Friday and is now headed to the House. The bill provides up to 12 weeks of paid leave for the birth of...

Hope is rail line ready in 2021 for new Vermont Amtrak route

Jan. 19, 2020 11:20 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont transportation officials said they are hopeful upgrades to the rail line between Rutland and Burlington can be ready sometime next year, which will make it possible to resume Amtrak rail service between the two cities. Officials have been working for years to upgrade the 75...

Vermont awarding $2M to charge electric vehicles

Jan. 19, 2020 8:52 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is looking to award $2 million to help construct fast vehicle charging stations along the state's highway corridors. The state is requesting proposals for a third round of grant funding to build Direct Current Fast Charging stations at eleven priority locations...

School bus slides off road, parents told it's weather delay

Jan. 18, 2020 5:23 PM EST

MORETOWN, Vt. (AP) — Parents and school officials in Vermont said they weren't told the extent of an accident where a school bus carrying children slid off a roadway and was hanging halfway down an embankment. Parents said they were initially told by Moretown Elementary School officials in a two emails...