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  1. School budgets, property taxes draw Vt. votersRead the original story w/Photo

    59 min ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

    School budgets are one of the big draws for Town Meeting Day voters. And keeping a lid on rising property taxes is a big theme this year.

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  2. NY man charged in domestic disputeRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

    Police say James Welch, 30, got into a fight with another man, went to his bedroom and got a rifle. The alleged victim called 911 and Welch ran out of the house on Elm Avenue.

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  3. Statewide Food Drive Campaign Aims to Raise 85,000 Meals for Kansas FamiliesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KRVN-AM Lexington

    Manhattan, Kan. - The Neighbor to Neighbor statewide food drive launched today to support our neighbors in need and reduce hunger in Kansas communities.

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  4. Bank robbery suspect arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

    It looks like a bank robber has been caught. A stick up at the Glens Falls National Bank in the Plattsburgh Plaza Monday had investigators busy.

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  5. NC House panels OKs beefing up corporate incentives toolsRead the original story

    1 hr ago | WLOS

    A House panel has approved a measure sought by Gov. Pat McCrory to expand or extend the economic incentives offered by North Carolina government to recruit companies. The House Finance Committee voted Tuesday to recommend a measure that in part provides more financial capacity to the state's chief incentives tool -- now known as the Job Development Investment Grant.

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  6. Crossroads GPS targets NH governor in new adsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Hill

    The big-spending conservative Crossroads GPS continued its broadside attacks against New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan on Tuesday with a new round of digital ads targeting her fiscal record in the state. Crossroads GPS, which is affiliated with former President George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove, announced $50,000 in digital ads that will run on Facebook, Twitter, and various search engines "highlighting Governor Hassan's fiscally irresponsible budget" as she weights a Senate bid.

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  7. Democrat seeks rematch with Rep. Poliquin in MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Hill

    Democrat Emily Cain will seek a rematch with Rep. Bruce Poliquin in 2016. "As of this morning, we're up and running," Cain wrote on her Facebook page.

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  8. New members appointed to Dracut, Lowell Housing AuthoritiesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Lowell Sun

    Gov. Charlie Baker has appointed a new member to both the Lowell and Dracut housing authorities, according to a spokeswoman for the Department of Housing and Economic Development. In Lowell, former LHA board chairman Robert McMahon will replace Kristin Ross-Sitcawich, who was appointed to the board by former Gov. Deval Patrick in 2010.

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  9. Gov. Shumlin tweets on importance of town meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

    Gov. Peter Shumlin, D-Vermont, won't be attending Town Meeting Day activities because he's on vacation in Dominica. But a tweet from his Twitter account talks about the importance of town meeting, saying, "It's a special part of Vermont history and culture.

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  10. Voting starts off slowly in BurlingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

    People across the region are casting ballots this Town Meeting Day, voting on local issues and candidates running for office. The headline in Burlington is the mayor's race.

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  11. Gov. Walker supports eliminating Wisconsin's 48-hour wait for handgunsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WKOW-TV

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker says he supports proposed legislation to eliminate Wisconsin's 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases. The Wisconsin State Journal reports Governor Walker said in an interview last week with the National Rifle Association that he wants Wisconsin to be a leader on the issue.

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  12. Scott Walker trails Hillary Clinton by 5 points in head-to-head match-upRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Washington Times

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who has surged in recent polling on the possible 2016 GOP presidential field, trails Democratic frontrunner and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton by 5 points in a head-to-head match-up - closer than two other possible Republican candidates. Mrs. Clinton leads Mr. Walker, 46 percent to 41 percent, in the Rasmussen poll , while 8 percent prefer someone else and 6 percent are undecided.

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  13. Baker plans $105 million increase in school aidRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Lowell Sun

    State aid for public schools would rise by 2.4 percent next fiscal year and unrestricted local aid would increase by 3.6 percent in Gov. Charlie Baker's budget proposal, which is set to be fully released on Wednesday. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito said the increases fulfill the governor's pledge during the campaign to boost state aid in concert with rising state revenues - state tax collections are due to rise 4.8 percent in the next fiscal year, which begins on July 1. The Chapter 70 school aid account in Baker's budget will feature a $105 million increase, which means a minimum increase of $20 per student, Polito told the News Service during an interview Tuesday prior to a meeting with mayors and other municipal officials.

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  14. Wisniewski, Sarlo sound call for transportation fundingRead the original story

    1 hr ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

    One of New Jersey's key transportation figures says more borrowing isn't the answer to the state's infrastructure funding problem. Assembly Transportation Committee chairman John Wisniewski told Meadowlands-area business leaders Tuesday that the state must identify a dedicated source of funding for the Transportation Trust Fund.

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  15. Could Christie's pension changes trigger 'mass exodus?' | Your commentsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | NJ.com

    TRENTON - The head of New Jersey's League of Municipalities is warning that Gov. Chris Christie's proposed changes to the public worker pension and health care systems could "inspire the mass exodus" of public employees . Those reforms would freeze the current pension system and move employees onto a hybrid defined-benefit, 401 -like defined-contribution plan.

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  16. Report: Efforts at Port Authority reform a 'non-starter,' N.Y. legislator saysRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Item

    The latest attempts by a New Jersey Republican to reform the Port Authority are "a non-starter," said a key New York Assemblyman, according to a published report. The Assemblyman, James Brennan, is the Assembly sponsor of reform legislation in New York that passed both state legislatures but was jointly vetoed by Governor Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo late last year.

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  17. WPX Energy layoff impacts big in ColoradoRead the original story

    1 hr ago | The Boulder County Business Report

    Tulsa, Okla.-based WPX Energy Inc. is laying 25 of 156 Denver employees and moving another 120 positions to Tulsa as the company deals with the impacts of low oil prices. The Denver Business Journal reports that the cuts come as WPX cuts about 150 of its 1,050 employees overall.

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  18. Colorado Democrats fend off GOP renewable energy rollbacksRead the original story

    1 hr ago | The Boulder County Business Report

    A Republican effort to reduce renewable energy mandates on Colorado utilities failed its first test before a Democratic panel Monday. The rejection of the renewable-energy reduction continued a string of misses for the GOP, which has tried to use its bigger piece of the Legislature to roll back laws passed in recent years.

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  19. Supreme Court allows challenge to Colorado Internet taxRead the original story

    1 hr ago | The Boulder County Business Report

    A unanimous Supreme Court says federal courts have the authority to rule in a dispute over Colorado's Internet tax law. The ruling Tuesday is a win for business groups that want to challenge the state's so-called "Amazon tax" that requires extensive reporting by retailers that don't collect the state's 2.9 percent sales tax from Colorado customers.

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  20. The Agenda: Is 'Project Unicorn' a new Mercedes plant?; Local ...Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Charleston City Paper

    South Carolina and Charleston's automotive industry may be getting a boost on Friday with the expected announcement that Daimler will locate a new assembly facility for its Mercedes Sprinter vans at an undeveloped site in North Charleston that city council discussed as 'Project Unicorn' last week. WCSC-TV reports that state Rep. Chip Limehouse has confirmed the plans, but the P&C says Limehouse stopped short of a full confirmation.

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