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From Vermont's only member-supported digital news daily, VTDigger reporters go deep on the key story of the week.

The Deeper Dig VTDigger

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From Vermont's only member-supported digital news daily, VTDigger reporters go deep on the key story of the week.

    Is paid leave in peril?

    Is paid leave in peril?

    A paid family leave plan that’s been in the works for more than two years has finally passed the Legislature. But its path forward largely depends not on the lawmakers who think it’s too expensive — but on the ones who say it doesn’t go far enough.

    A Statehouse agenda, disrupted on day one

    A Statehouse agenda, disrupted on day one

    As Vermont lawmakers returned for the 2020 legislative session, election updates overshadowed the policy agenda. But that wasn't the only disruption at the Statehouse this week.
    Guests: VTDigger's Xander Landen, John Walters, and Grace Elletson.

    The fate of the "country doctor"

    The fate of the "country doctor"

    Independent doctors across Vermont are closing their practices, while major hospital systems take over a growing share of the state’s patients. What does that mean for Vermonters seeking care?
    Guests: Dr. Joe Nasca (pediatrician), Katie Jickling (VTDigger)

    The high court's hydro decision

    The high court's hydro decision

    Water quality advocates are hailing a Vermont Supreme Court decision on dam permits as a new standard for upholding environmental rules. But the case also reveals the tensions behind the state’s ongoing push to get more energy from local renewable resources.
    Guests: Elizabeth Gribkoff (VTDigger), Jon Groveman (Vermont Natural Resources Council), Ken Nolan (Vermont Public Power Supply Authority).

    When Vermonters struggle with social isolation

    When Vermonters struggle with social isolation

    If you’re feeling lonely, you’re not alone: data shows that a wide range of Vermonters report feeling socially isolated, particularly the elderly. Advocates for Vermont seniors are working on localized solutions — but they also say a broader cultural shift is due.
    Guests: Beth Hammond (Heineberg Senior Center), Marichel Vaught (Council on Vermont Elders), Erin Petenko (VTDigger)

    How the DMV sells your data

    How the DMV sells your data

    The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles makes millions of dollars every year selling drivers' personal data to private companies. Officials and others argue that the practice is legal, regulated, and necessary. But privacy advocates say there's evidence that giving DMVs this much discretion can lead to abuse.
    Guests: Mike Smith (Vermont DMV), Joseph Cox (Motherboard/VICE), Susan Randall (VTPrivateye/Vermont Association of Investigative & Security Services), Xander Landen (VTDigger)

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In depth reporting on topics pertaining to Vermont..In a very liberal state it’s refreshing to get independent reporting that is hard to find otherwise. Many Vermonters would have you believe that Vermont is a great example of progressive politics in action...The facade is exposed often by the great reporting from Vermont Digger..From rural poverty to unsustainable taxes they do a stellar job of exposing ineptitude in the state legislature and state government

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