On February 21, Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released a report to propose policy recommendations to revise the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) framework and ensure privacy protections for health data and information. In the report, Senator Cassidy highlights recent

The development of psychedelic drugs for medicinal uses has substantially expanded since 2020, as evidenced by an exponential growth in Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) production quotas for both psilocybin and psilocin. In 2024, these quotas grew to 20,000 g and 24,000 g, respectively, from just 30 g and 50 g in 2020.

Mike Pieciak, left, and Craig Bolio. Photos by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger

Last Friday Craig Bolio, Vermont’s tax commissioner, arrived in the House Committee on Ways and Means with a big idea

What if, he mused, we paid for next year’s looming increase in public school spending over time? What if we, the state of Vermont,

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