Despite its abysmal score in the latest State Integrity Investigation, Vermont’s state government may be among the cleanest in the land.
The controversy over Vermont Gas’ natural gas pipeline extension to Addison County encompasses a myriad of factors: what will it cost, who should pay for it, are there better alternatives, who benefits and do the benefits outweigh the costs?
Any time a company emits the least hint that it might move any of its operations out of the state, the first reaction is to throw state or federal money at it.
Sen. Bernie Sanders still has time to cut into Hillary Clinton’s support, but for now she has solidified her lead.
State officials say two groups could be key to state’s tourism industry — Millennials who tend to want unique experiences and visitors who buy second homes here.
As Vermont’s 2016 gubernatorial takes shape, every candidate will tell you how he or she will right the ship and mend the state’s sagging fortunes. In reality, a state’s chief executive has very little to do with it.
Like any other elected official, House Speaker Shap Smith will be tempted to please the electorate by passing bills most people want passed, or scuttling bills most voters oppose.
It would be no surprise if Sanders did win the New Hampshire primary. He is ahead of Clinton in one poll and has come closer to her in all the others.
A managed conflict of interest is a conflict of interest. Whether it is an excessive conflict depends on how transparent the management is, and is ultimately up to each person to judge. But in Vermont, avoiding any hint of such conflict might be impossible.
Vermont PBS announced Thursday that its “Connect…with Kristin Carlson” program will still connect, but not with Carlson. The choice of Green Mountain Power’s Media Director to host interview show had been criticized.
Bernie Sanders may be the most robust social democrat in captivity. But social democracy is not the same thing as democratic socialism.
There are a lot of reasons Gov. Peter Shumlin might want to take a few years away from politics and there are many reasons he might one day come back.
In the state’s most rural areas, jobs are scarce and in some cases, population is actually declining. But the outlook may not be as bleak as today’s statistics indicate.
For much of the national political press corps, obsessed (if hardly fond of) the former first lady, this campaign is about Hillary Clinton. At least on the Democratic side, everyone else is merely a bit player surrounding the long-running (about a quarter of a century now) soap opera of her and her family.