Gov. Peter Shumlin answers questions about his new domestic violence initiative, and parses the difference between his definition of a “nothing burger” and a “something burger” with regard to the Vermont Health Connect tech problems.
Mark Larson holds a press conference on Oct. 1, the day of the launch of the Vermont Health Connect, to explain why the state’s health exchange portal wasn’t fully operational.
In Larson’s interview with Mark Johnson on WDEV the day before the website launch, he talks about why the state doubled the contract for CGI, the vendor for the exchange, and why the Vermont Health Connect project has been plagued by delays. Listen here.
Sen. Patrick Leahy describes the federal government shutdown as a costly, “needless exercise” and details the impact of cuts to programs and workers in Vermont.
Jim Harrison, executive director of the Vermont Grocers Association, apparently has an eye for talent. Harrison picked a star-studded cast of state pols to ham it up for state Sen. Dick Mazza, who was recently awarded the 2013 Grocers Association Person of the Year award (for a second time). In the video that follows, Rep. Peter Welch, Gov. Peter Shumlin, Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, state Sen. John Campbell and Gov. Jim Douglas ham it up for Mazza who has been a fixture at Mazza’s General Store in Colchester for 59 years.