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Newscast: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, 7:34 a.m.

Governor Peter Shumlin unveiled his proposed state budget in a speech to the Legislature that urged ‘spending discipline’ and highlighted Vermont’s economic growth. As Vermont gears up to tackle the problem of opioid addiction, drug treatment providers are bracing for an influx of clients.  The Vermont Environmental Court has ruled in favor of a plan by Goddard College in Plainfield to build a new heating plant to be fueled by biomass. Lawyers are working on a trial date for a Swanton man accused of shooting to death a woman during a road-rage dispute.