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Vermont Health Connect backlog down to 4,200

Peter Shumlin, Lawrence Miller, Cassandra Gekas

Gov. Peter Shumlin said on Tuesday that the Vermont Health Connect backlog is decreasing, and he expects the website’s technology to be ready for open enrollment.

Peter Shumlin: Vermont leads at Climate Summit of Americas

“When it comes to combating climate change and finding opportunity in a green energy future, our state is world leader.”

DEC’s Mears latest to announce departure from Shumlin team

David Mears

Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation David Mears is the 11th department head to leave the Shumlin administration in the past 12 months. Shumlin aide Aly Richards also leaving.

Shumlin: ‘I didn’t have the fire in the belly for a fourth term’

Gov. Peter Shumlin and Rep. Clem Bissonnette, D-Winooski

The governor told Mark Johnson of WDEV that he would have pursued a fourth term if he had been able to implement a single payer health care system.

Margolis: We ain’t seen the last of Peter Shumlin

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There are a lot of reasons Gov. Peter Shumlin might want to take a few years away from politics and there are many reasons he might one day come back.

Health care decisions loom large in Shumlin’s legacy

Demonstrators unfurl a banner in the House chamber Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, as Gov. Peter Shumlin gives his inaugural address. Protesters packed the gallery demanding that Shumlin make good on his pledge to create a publicly financed health care system. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

The abandonment of single payer health care and the disappointing performance of Vermont Health Care dragged down Gov. Peter Shumlin’s popularity.

Crowded field likely to line up for open governor’s seat

Shap Smith

The roster of potential successors to Gov. Peter Shumlin includes Peter Welch, Phil Scott, Shap Smith, Doug Racine, Scott Milne and more.

Republicans quick to criticize Shumlin’s leadership

Senate minority leader Joe Benning speaks a GOP news conference Friday. Photo by Anne Galloway/VTDigger

Elected officials and party leaders say Gov. Peter Shumlin’s “mismanagement” of state government would have prevented his re-election anyway.

Shumlin’s decision draws from Kunin, Douglas playbooks

Governor-elect Peter Shumlin, foreground, Elizabeth Bankowski, right

Announcing his decision not to run, 18 months before the 2016 election, gives Shumlin time to focus on issues, a longtime confidant says.

Gov. Peter Shumlin says he will not seek re-election

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin announces that he will not seek a fourth term at a news conference Monday in Montpelier. Photo by Morgan True/VTDigger

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin announced Monday that he will not seek a fourth term as governor.

Shumlin, Vermont Legislature agree on $30M tax package

Smith Shumlin Campbell

Governor gives in on income tax deduction change, sales tax on soda.

GOP would back Shumlin if he vetoes tax bill

House Minority Leader Rep. Don Turner, R-Milton, spoke during a Republican caucus on taxes Thursday. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

House Republicans have enough bodies to prevent an override if Gov. Peter Shumlin vetoes the Democrats’ tax bill, and they intend to do so.

Shumlin stops short of ‘v’ word

Peter Shumlin

The governor brought nonprofit leaders to the Statehouse to urge legislative leaders to abandon the House proposed cap charitable deductions. Anything that could limit residents capacity for charitable giving is “bad public policy,” in a state that relies heavily on the nonprofit sector, Shumlin said.

Inside the Golden Bubble: Down to the wire, Shumlin insists on cuts, tax bill veto possible

Peter Shumlin

Democratic leaders unfazed by pressure from the governor, say there’s not enough time to consider his late-session call for more budget cuts.

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