Kevin Mullin

Gruber agrees to take pay cut for single-payer work

The state will make no further payments to Jonathan Gruber, following the recent discovery of controversial remarks by the health care consultant. Gruber’s team will be paid to finish work on a single-payer health care system.

Kevin Mullin & Ann Pugh: Vermont needs an Office of Child Advocate

As members of the Legislative Committee on Child Protection, we have spent the summer and fall hearing from Vermonters from the four corners of the state with concerns about Vermont’s system for protecting our most vulnerable children from abuse and neglect.

Kevin Mullin: A pipeline to a bridge fuel

The discovery of vast gas fields in Pennsylvania over the past decade gives us a rich source for gas less than 400 miles from many points in our state. But moving the gas those 400 miles is a challenge.

Republican PAC nears $250,000 in campaign spending

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.

Vision to Action Vermont endorses Kevin Mullin, Peg Flory and Brian Collamore for Rutland County Senate

Vision to Action Vermont (V2AVT) is pleased to announce its endorsement of Kevin Mullin, Peg Flory, and Brian Collamore for Rutland County Senate.

Failure to meet federal security checklist led to Vermont Health Connect shutdown

Vermont Health Connect was taken down last weekend because the state was unable to meet a Sept. 8 federal deadline for security controls; the determination was not the result of a security breach or a specific threat, officials said.

Bruce Hiland: Straight talk from Cornwall

By attempting to pit one Vermont community against another and either by misunderstanding or distorting the facts Sens. Kevin Mullin and Peg Flory have done a disservice to their constituents and the state.

Kevin Mullin & Peg Flory: Support the public good

We hope every elected official will join us in encouraging the Public Service Board to support Phase 2 of the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Pipeline, and the significant public good, of this entire project.

Ban on sale of powdered alcohol hits snag

A bill to ban powdered alcohol hit a bump Monday, when the Senate voted not to accept the latest House version, sending it instead to a conference committee. Senators last week tacked an amendment onto a broad bill about alcohol that would ban the sale and possession of powdered alcohol and commission a study of […]

Senate tries to ban sale of powdered alcohol products

Federal regulators this month gave and then rescinded approval of Palcohol, which is mixed with water to create an alcoholic beverage.

Bill setting prevailing wage for some state construction jobs languishes

A procedural vote has hung up the administration’s initiative to move state construction contracts to federal standards for prevailing wages.

Senators settle on graduated minimum wage increase

A Senate panel endorsed a new minimum wage proposal Friday that would phase in increases over a four-year period. The bill, H.552, which was approved in a unanimous 5-0 vote, would increase the minimum wage to $9.15 in January 2015; $9.60 in January 2016; $10 in January 2017 and $10.50 in 2018. It heads next […]

At least six minimum wage plans swirl around the Statehouse

A half-dozen proposals are afoot for raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour or higher. The difference is mostly in how quickly each proposal gets there.

IBM likely candidate for proposed $4.5 million incentive

The computer chip maker’s rumored sale has policy makers planning contingencies. They want IBM or other anchor businesses to stay in Vermont, or others to move here — now and down the road.

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