U.S. House Republicans are holding up a must-pass vote to raise the federal government’s debt ceiling. Vermont’s Democratic U.S. Rep. Becca Balint called the fight a high-stakes “game of chicken.”

Read the story on VTDigger here: As the US House plays a ‘game of chicken’ over the debt ceiling, Vermonters’ Social Security and Medicare benefits are on the line.

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Backus, the state’s director of health care reform, is moving to Sen. Peter Welch’s office. Chen, the interim commissioner of the Department for Children and Families, plans to leave the role next month.

Read the story on VTDigger here: Ena Backus and Harry Chen departing Agency of Human Services.

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