Tax credits that are seen as vital for the renewable energy industry are set to expire at the end of the year. Vermont’s congressional delegation supports extending the credits. The fate of the legislation is tied up in high-level budget and revenue negotiations now underway between Congress and the White House. Some parents are unhappy with new rules written by the Vermont Health Department officials to implement a new law on childhood immunizations. The state Supreme Court has ruled that the director of the University of Vermont’s student health center was not legally liable for the actions of a physician assistant who improperly prescribed opiate medications to 12 students.