Gov. Shumlin wants Vermont lawmakers to support his plan to transfer $17 million from the state’s Earned Income Credit program to pay for childcare, but lawmakers are resisting the plan. Furloughs affecting 500 Vermont National Guard members resulting from automatic federal spending cuts have been delayed. Bennington police are trying to find out who took more than half a ton of copper tubing from the former Mount Anthony Union Middle School. The Vermont Veterans Home has passed a state inspection and needs to pass one more to ensure it will keep receiving federal funds.