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Guy Page

Guy Page is the principal of Page Communications, and the editor and publisher of Vermont Daily Chronicle, the Chronicle of the Vermont State House, and Vermont Water Cooler

Worker’s Comp rates drop 5th consecutive year

crop repairman standing with working screwdriver and orange helmet

Governor Phil Scott today announced that Vermont businesses will see another rate decrease in workers’ compensation insurance in 2021. This is the fifth straight year workers’ compensation rates have decreased, and when combined with decreases from 2017-2020, Vermont employers will pay an average of 36% less in workers’ compensation premiums than they did in 2016.

Welch responds to election fraud petition

Rep. Peter Welch responds to election fraud petition: “The court system, members of Congress, and the former President should respect the American people’s decision. Undermining the results of the election with false claims of voter fraud is deeply irresponsible and damages the core of our democratic system honoring the will of the voters and the election outcome.”

Scott might agree to taxing more services and products, if overall burden reduced

Gov. Phil Scott would consider expanding sales tax on services, products, but only to reduce the overall burden. Asked about a plan to reduce the percentage of the sales tax but expand the scope of taxable products and services, Scott said: “This isn’t the time to increase taxes on anyone….if the Legislature is talking about reducing the burden, I’m all ears.”

Writer admits unfair criticism of Benning, Billado

Ms. Billado: There is no need for you to respond to my request for confirmation of certain FB posts. They have been exposed by the full force of John Walters’ Vermont Political Observer, who, like so many others, if not burning Hester Prynne (I mean Ellie Martin) at the stake for witchcraft, are forcing upon her, and those who dare associate with her, the Scarlet Letter R, for Republican.