Dunne envisions $200 million bond issue for affordable housing

He says the state could repay it with a $2-a-night occupancy fee on lodging that would raise $12 million a year.

Candidates differ on how to meet needs of elders and others

Gubernatorial hopefuls Phil Scott, Matt Dunne and Peter Galbraith spoke about taxes, health care, energy and more at an AARP event Wednesday. Sue Minter and Bruce Lisman will have their turn Thursday evening.

Vermont’s Economic Future in a Time of Climate Change Gubernatorial Forum

News Release — Vermont Council on Rural Development July 11, 2016 Contact: Amy Shollenberger, 802-793-1114 / [email protected] Paul Costello, Vermont Council on Rural Development, 802-223-5763 / [email protected] Please join Vermont Council on Rural Development and sponsoring partners VT PBS and Northfield Savings Bank for an important discussion with all five gubernatorial candidates. The forum will […]

Matt Dunne for Governor Releases Third TV Ad: “Lots of Reasons”

News Release — Matt Dunne for Governor July 12, 2016 Contact: Jessica Bassett, Communications Director Email: [email protected] Phone: 802-448-0895 Burlington, VT – Today, Matt Dunne for Governor started airing its third tv ad, “Lots of Reasons.” The ad features a number of Vermont women talking about why they support Matt Dunne for governor, including his […]

Matt Dunne: Seizing the moment and the mantle

The former state senator has carved out a spot for himself as a progressive outsider, not unlike Bernie Sanders, the consummate insider outsider. Dunne says it’s an expression of his long-held political beliefs, not political maneuvering.

Poll: Scott holds large lead for GOP primary; Minter ahead in Dems’ race

A poll released on Thursday gives Lt. Gov. Phil Scott a 45-point lead over his rival, Bruce Lisman in the Republican primary race for governor. Sixty-eight percent of respondents supported Phil Scott over Bruce Lisman who was preferred by 23 percent. Nine percent were undecided. In the Democratic primary race for governor, the poll found […]

Dunne picks up six dozen endorsements from lawmakers, past and present

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Dunne racked up more than six dozen endorsements of current and former legislators this week, as well as a number of first-time candidates hoping to serve in the Statehouse next session. “I am so humbled by the outpouring of support we’ve received this week, but this is about much more than […]

First Time Candidates Endorse Matt Dunne for Governor

News Release — Matt Dunne for Governor July 6, 2016 Contact: Jessica Bassett, Communications Director Email: [email protected] Phone: 802-448-0895 Burlington, VT – Matt Dunne, Democratic candidate for Governor, today received endorsements from 16 candidates running for office in districts across the state. This announcement is the latest in a series of endorsements Matt is receiving […]

Dozens of Former State Legislators Endorse Matt Dunne for Governor

News Release — Matt Dunne for Vermont July 5, 2016 Contact: Jessica Bassett, Communications Director Email: [email protected] Phone: 802-448-0895 Burlington, VT – Matt Dunne, Democratic candidate for Governor, today received endorsements from more than three dozen former state legislators, including dozens of people Matt served with during the eleven years he spent in the House […]

Galbraith last in line to launch TV primary ads

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Galbraith released on Tuesday his first television ad for the primary season. He is the last Democratic contender to get on the airwaves ahead of the Aug. 9 primary. The ad, which is set to begin airing on Wednesday, portrays Galbraith as an unflinching champion of progressive policies. The campaign made […]

Photo gallery: 2016 Montpelier Fourth of July parade

Beauty queens, activists and politicians entertained the crowd

Dunne embraces universal primary care as step to single-payer

The former state senator from Windsor County said he would fix Vermont Health Connect, embrace payment reform under the all-payer model, and then enact universal primary care.

Wind development, economy dominate Kingdom candidate forum

The forum’s venue sits practically in the shadow of turbines on the Lowell Mountain ridge, and all four of the candidates who attended distanced themselves from the energy source.

Matt Dunne for Governor Releases Second TV Ad

News Release — Dunne for Governor June 28, 2016 Contact: Jessica Bassett, Communications Director Email: [email protected] Phone: 802-448-0895 Matt Dunne for Governor Releases Second TV Ad: “Right Here in Vermont” White River Junction, VT – Today, Matt Dunne for Governor started airing its second tv ad, “Right Here in Vermont,” focused on Matt’s plans to […]