Peter Galbraith

Galbraith ‘leaning strongly’ toward run for governor

Former U.S. ambassador and state Sen. Peter Galbraith says he is very likely to enter the Democratic race for Vermont governor in 2016.

Galbraith says Iran nuclear accord better than alternatives

The former U.S. ambassador and United Nations diplomat from Vermont has plenty to say about the plan negotiated by six world powers — but only hints at whether he’ll run for state office in 2016.

Peter Galbraith: A dentist’s argument for licensed dental practitioners

In my career as a dentist in Vermont, I saw children who were gargling with kerosene to numb their pain and teenage girls anxiously awaiting their 16th birthday so that they could get all of their teeth removed and replaced with dentures.

Peter Galbraith: Toward a health care solution

Even if Vermont won’t create single payer health care for everyone, we can still provide quality health care for those who are uninsured or underinsured.

Peter Galbraith: Legislators should opt for an open ballot for governor

If past practice prevails, the vote will be taken in secret. But the Legislature can fix this by making a simple rules change when it first meets on Wednesday.

Watch Windham County Senate debate

Brattleboro Community Television filmed a debate featuring four candidates competing in the Democratic primary for the state Senate. The Windham County Democratic Committee sponsored the forum held on Thursday; James Valente, partner at the Brattleboro law firm Costello, Valente & Gentry, P.C., moderated the debate. Four candidates are contending for the two seats in the Democratic […]

Former Ag chief Roger Allbee seeks Windham Senate seat

This article is by Mike Faher of the Brattleboro Reformer, in which it was first published June 11, 2014. TOWNSHEND — Roger Allbee’s run for state Senate is all about experience, he says. That’s not to say he has experience as a legislator. Rather, Allbee believes his leadership positions — he is chief executive officer […]

Galbraith leaves open seat in Windham County

Senate Democrat Peter Galbraith, who often crossed swords with party leaders, will retire to focus on solutions to the Syrian civil war. Two hopefuls step in.

Vernon tax break will expire in 2019

After extended negotiations in Montpelier, the town’s property owners now know when their valuable tax break will expire.

Legislative wrap: Lawmakers used second half of the biennium to plan for Green Mountain Care

Without a funding proposal from the administration, lawmakers began to prepare for universal health coverage the best they could, while adding minor reforms.

Galbraith hints at administration’s health care funding plan

Senator says Shumlin weighing combination of premiums, payroll tax and gross receipts tax to pay for universal coverage.

Senate signs off on budget bill

Galbraith’s attempts to modify the governor’s $4.5 million Enterprise Investment Fund plan fall short.

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.

Senate gives initial approval to $5.5 billion budget

The Senate version would raise General Fund spending by 3.7 percent and overall spending by 4.2 percent. It includes $28.6 million to fund retired teachers’ health care and medical benefits, and shuffles some departmental responsibilities.

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