Floyd Nease

GOP takes issue with Shumlin’s new single-payer envoy

Vermont Republicans are questioning the Shumlin administration’s decision to hire a special lobbyist to push its health care reform agenda. In email blast on Wednesday, the GOP attacked the man tapped for the job. Former House Majority Whip Floyd Nease has reemerged at the Statehouse, and it was reported last week that he’s back to […]

‘Going to Waterbury: An Elegy,’ a closure event for the Vermont State Hospital

The Vermont State Hospital, circa 1890.

Tom Stevens, Waterbury’s House representative, says the Vermont State Hospital is a significant part of Vermont history, and after 120 years he didn’t want it to vanish without recognition.

Floyd Nease to receive Antioch University award

NEWS RELEASE Sept. 4, 2012 Contact: Ashley Nease 347-489-8285 [email protected] Floyd W Nease, resident of Johnson, will be receiving the Antioch University New England (AUNE) 2012 Horace Mann Spirit of Service Alumnus Award on September 14th in Keene, New Hampshire. The Horace Mann Spirit of Service Awards honor individuals who have made a difference in […]

Nease: Bed numbers for mentally ill is just a political tug of war

In the final analysis, the debate about 16 vs. 25 will diminish in importance because the enhanced community resources and the new care management system will be in place long before a shovel goes into the ground for the new facility.

Hundreds protest budget cuts for mentally ill, developmentally disabled

By 11 a.m. crowds began amassing outside the Statehouse. Photo by Josh Larkin.

Nearly a thousand advocates for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled thronged the Statehouse Wednesday to deliver a straightforward message to their legislators: Don’t cut services.

Gov. Peter Shumlin fills three Vermont House seats

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 21, 2011 CONTACT: Susan Allen 802-279-8493 MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced the appointments of three new members of the Vermont House of Representatives, filling seats that were vacated due to resignations. The three representatives will likely be sworn into office early next week. Matt Trieber, a selectboard member from […]

Gov. Peter Shumlin fills three Vermont House seats

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 21, 2011 CONTACT: Susan Allen 802-279-8493 MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced the appointments of three new members of the Vermont House of Representatives, filling seats that were vacated due to resignations. The three representatives will likely be sworn into office early next week. Matt Trieber, a selectboard member from […]

Nease new director of Vermont Association for Mental Health

Nease: “There has not been a time in Vermont’s history when the issues facing the mental health and substance abuse systems have been more critical to the future of Vermont’s citizens. The need for VAMH’s voice to be heard loud and clear has never been greater.”

For lawmakers, four months of tough sledding over

Sens. Vince Illuzzi, left, and Bobby Starr, right

Nease: “This has been kind of a bipolar biennium. Last year we had two historic veto overrides, and this year we have two historic agreements.”

Challenges for Change gives some lawmakers case of buyer’s remorse

Rep. Martha Heath, D-Westford

Legislators questioned how they could vote in good conscience on a bill that excises $38 million from the budget without knowing the details.

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