Governor Shumlin Signs H.202 Into Law

by Angela Chagnon “We gather here today to launch the first single-payer healthcare system in America,” Governor Shumlin announced to a small crowd of supporters before signing H.202 into law on Thursday. Flanked by single payer advocates Deb Richter, Cassandra Gekas from VPIRG, Julie Lineberger (Board Chair of Vermont Business for Social Responsibility), and members…

Legislators hold public forum on healthcare

by Angela Chagnon Rutland – Vermonters are hungry for information about the new health care bill, H.202, which Governor Shumlin is about to sign into law. While answers are hard to come by in Montpelier, a group of legislators from the Rutland area put on a forum to offer explanations and issue warnings about what…

Vermont to Become a “Laboratory” to Test Smart Grid System

by Angela Chagnon The state of Vermont is partnering with Sandia National Laboratories to implement a statewide Smart Grid system. The new system will replace the state’s electric grid, and electric meters now on homes and businesses will be replaced with Smart Meters (see previous True North article on Smart Meters here). Sandia National Laboratories…