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Interactive map helps voters find polling places

Vermont voters can find their polling location on a new interactive map released last week by Campaign for Vermont. The public policy research group published the tool online in advance of Vermont’s general election on Tuesday, Nov. 4. The data for all polling locations throughout the state includes each location’s address and the time it […]

In Profile: The many sides of Peter Shumlin

Gov. Peter Shumlin addresses a volunteer crew in Waterbury cleaning up after Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. Photo by Jeb Wallace-Brodeur

Vermont’s two-term governor is strong in a crisis but can be exasperating to work with, friends and colleagues say. With his biggest challenge ahead, it’s all a matter of trust.

Second absentee ballot flaw in Burlington

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The city mistakenly listed 87 registered voters, including residents of the Thayer senior housing complex in the New North End, as being in state representative district 6-1 instead of district 6-2.

Feliciano launches TV ad

With a week to go in the campaign, Libertarian candidate for governor Dan Felicano will launch his first television ad Wednesday. The 30-second spot will run through Election Day on WCAX and WPTZ, Felicano adviser Darcie Johnston said Tuesday. The ad is entitled “Experience Not Party” and begins with Feliciano saying “Like you, I believe […]

VSEA endorses Shumlin, Corren

The Vermont State Employees Association has endorsed Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin for a third term. “It’s no secret that VSEA and the Governor’s office don’t always seen eye-to-eye on every issue, but on a majority of issues important to VSEA members, the Governor has shown himself to be willing to offer VSEA a seat at […]

Court rules RGA-affiliated PAC accepted too much in contributions

The Republican Governors Association violated Vermont law by accepting campaign contributions that exceeded state limits, the Vermont Superior Court ruled last week. In an earlier ruling, the RGA was found to have violated election laws during the 2010 gubernatorial campaign, because it failed to register and file campaign finance reports with the Secretary of State. […]

In Profile: Scott Milne, a survivor who wants to win

Republican candidate for governor Scott Milne stands at his mother's desk in the family's travel agency in Barre. Marion Milne died this summer, just weeks after her son announced his candidacy. Photo by Laura Krantz/VTDigger

Despite his political bloodlines, the Republican candidate for governor never expected to make it this far. Now he looks to finish strong in his bid to upset a “vulnerable” Gov. Peter Shumlin.

Correction: State no longer looking to administer Medicare

Orange County senate candidate Robert Frenier has planted a series of signs reminiscent of the old Burma Shave ads. Courtesy photo

Two recent stories about the relationship between Medicare and Green Mountain Care, the state’s planned universal publicly financed health care program – often called single-payer – were inaccurate. The stories were based on statutes on the Legislature’s website that had not been updated.

Margolis: Milne faced steep learning curve on the campaign trail

Republican travel agency executive Scott Milne formally launches his campaign for governor Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the Aldrich Public Library in Barre. Photo by Anne Galloway/VTDigger

From the outset, he has had too little money, too small (and inexperienced) a staff, and too little time.

In Profile: Libertarian Dan Feliciano bucks the establishment

Libertarian candidate for governor Dan Feliciano chats with Jesse Cowan (right) of Underhill at the town's Harvest Festival on Sept. 27, 2014. Photo by Tom Brown/VTDigger

A first-time candidate from a hot-button political party capitalizes on a Republican divide while carrying his message of small government in the race for Vermont governor.

Sanders visits Dartmouth to urge votes against GOP

Dartmouth graduate student Farah Salam, of Wallingford, Connecticut, speaks with U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., after Sanders spoke on campus in Hanover, N.H., on Oct. 23, 2014, to a group of students and supporters. Photo by Sarah Priestap/Valley News

Sanders said he is trying to gauge the level of support that could be leveraged for a national Sanders campaign.

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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.

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