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Republican Milne: ‘I Think I’ve Got a Shot’

Republican candidate for governor Scott Milne speaks with editors at the Valley News in West Lebanon, N.H., on October 22, 2014. Photo by Sarah Priestap/Valley News

In an interview with the Valley News editorial board, Scott Milne outlined his policy proposals and his differences with incumbent Gov. Peter Shumlin; and commented on his prospects in the campaign for Governor. He also discussed his involvement in a controversial development plan in Hartford, Vermont.

Senate Democrats not rushing to back Corren

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More Democrats in the Vermont Senate are backing Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott than are publicly supporting Progressive Dean Corren, who also appears on the Democratic ballot. One senator says concern over committee appointments may be preventing some members from choosing.

Election 2014: General election candidate listing

All seven candidates for governor meet in a debate Thursday at Vermont PBS in Colchester. From left: Peter Diamondstone, Cris Ericson, Dan Feliciano, Scott Milne, Bernard Peters, Emily Peyton and Gov. Peter Shumlin. Photo by Dorothy Dickie/VPT

Find out who’s running for state and county office. This updated list shows the candidates who will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Senate candidate sparks controversy with Burma Shave signs

Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Orange, and Republican challenger Robert Frenier appear at a forum Tuesday in Randolph. Photo by Morgan True/VTDigger

Orange County Republican Bob Frenier has put up 24 road signs in the style of the old Burma Shave ads. Some claim that seniors could see Medicare changes under single-payer health care. Democrats say the signs are wrong, and accuse Frenier of fearmongering.

Washington County State’s Attorney hopeful gets high-profile support

Chittenden County State’s Attorney T.J. Donovan Wednesday endorsed Scott Williams, the Democrat challenging Republican incumbent Thomas Kelly for Washington County State’s Attorney. Former State’s Attorneys Jerry Diamond, Kim Cheney and Greg McNaughton also endorsed Williams from the steps of the Washington County Courthouse. They were joined by House Speaker Shap Smith, D-Morrisville, and Rep. Mary […]

On the issues: Where the candidates for governor stand

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VTDigger’s beat reporters compare the views of Dan Feliciano, Scott Milne and Peter Shumlin on health care, the environment, criminal justice and the economy.

Voter registration deadline Wednesday, Oct. 29

The voter registration deadline for the Nov. 4 General Election is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29. Voters can register at town clerk’s offices or by mail. The Secretary of State’s website offers voter registration forms that can be mailed to local town clerks. Click here to download the voter registration form. For information about voter […]

Vermont debate provides fodder for political humorists

Vermont’s colorful cast of gubernatorial candidates garnered attention from national media outlets and the late night talk shows this week. The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart poked fun at Republican Scott Milne, who forgot momentarily that he was not born in Vermont. Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon suggested debate moderator Stewart Ledbetter would make a better […]

Republican PAC nears $250,000 in campaign spending

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The Republican State Leadership Committee has made $242,759 in media purchases on behalf of GOP legislative hopefuls in Vermont, nearly $100,000 of that for seven state Senate candidates.

Shumlin launches new campaign spot

Gov. Peter Shumlin on Thursday released his fourth television ad, this time highlighting the state’s response to opiate addiction. The 30-second spot features Raina Lowell, a former opiate addict who was featured in the documentary “The Hungry Heart,” about opiate addiction in Vermont. She calls Shumlin “caring and courageous” for approaching addiction as a health […]

Milne reports $139,000 income, $2.6 million net worth

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne releases his financial information for 2012 and 2013, calls for mandatory disclosure.

House Democratic caucus fingers property tax reform as a top priority

Rep. Sarah Copeland-Hanzas, D-Bradford, left and Rep. Willem Jewett, D-Ripton, speak at a press conference in the Statehouse. Oct. 15, 2014. Photo by Anne Galloway

Rep. Sarah Copeland-Hanzas said the caucus is committed to reforming the property tax system in 2015 and that reform will include an income tax component. “It’s time to craft an education finance reform bill that is less reliant on the property tax,” she said.

Milne says plan would cut school spending, provide free college tuition

Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne laid out his education funding plan Wednesday at news conference at Spaulding High School in Barre. Photo by Laura Krantz/VTDigger

In his first major policy address, Republican Scott Milne unveiled a proposal to fund education that includes school district consolidation and would provide free college tuition for every Vermont student.

Differences emerge in lieutenant governor debate

Candidates for lieutenant governor (from left) Progressive/Democrat Dean Corren, Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott and Marina Brown of the Liberty Union appear at a debate Tuesday at the Burlington Free Press. Photo by Laura Krantz/VTDigger

Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott and Progressive/Democrat Dean Corren disagree on health care, education funding, energy in Free Press debate.

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