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Shumlin on legalizing pot: ‘Been there, done that’

Gov. Peter Shumlin speaks at a news conference Wednesday in Burlington on opiate abuse. With him are Health Commissioner Harry Chen (left) and Chittenden County State's Attorney T.J. Donovan. Photo by Morgan True/VTDigger

The governor says he is in no hurry to legalize marijuana. He wants Vermont to learn from the mistakes of Colorado and Washington state.

Gov. Peter Shumlin’s public appearance schedule

News Release — Governor’s Office Jan. 23, 2015 Monday, Jan. 26 12:00 p.m.: Attend Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce/Rutland Economic Development Corporation Legislative Lunch, Southside Steakhouse, 170 South Main St., Rutland Tuesday, Jan. 27 Meetings in Montpelier. No public appearances scheduled. Wednesday, Jan. 28 9:30 a.m.: Testify before U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public […]

Shumlin: Economic growth is key to agenda for progress

If we’re to really make progress for Vermont families, we need to combine increased affordability with expanded job growth and economic opportunity.

Gov. Shumlin statement on President Obama’s State of the Union address

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the statement below following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address.

UVM Health Network, BCBS support parts of Shumlin’s premium reduction plan

Lawrence Miller, Secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, speaks at a press conference with Governor Peter Shumlin. VTD Photo/Taylor Dobbs

The state’s largest hospital network and largest insurer back Gov. Peter Shumlin’s efforts to reduce premium growth.

Shumlin proposes a timeout in current use program

Jim Knapp of the Department of Taxes presented a proposal to the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday to freeze the state’s current use program for three years. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

A three-year break in new enrollments in the popular land use program would boost education fund, administration says.

Face of Vermont Health Connect leaving state government

Mark Larson, commissioner of the Department of Vermont Health Access

Mark Larson, commissioner of the Department of Vermont Health Access, oversaw the rollout of the state’s health exchange website.

State revenue downgrades cast shadow on rebounding economy

Economists Tom Kavet (left) and Jeffrey Carr.  Photo by Anne Galloway/VTDigger

State to see continuing shortfall in revenue versus projections but falling gas and oil prices serve as a windfall, state economists say.

Administration begins action on water quality

Rep. David Deen, D-Putney, chair of the Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources Committee, is working on a bill to regulate toxic chemicals found in consumer products. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

New regulations for farming practices is a centerpiece of the bill. The industry accounts for about 40 percent of phosphorus pollution in Lake Champlain, according to EPA estimates.

Legislative Preview: Legislators introduce a bevy of health bills

Sen. Claire Ayer, D-Addison, is chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare. Photo by Roger Crowley/for VTDigger

Along with the governor’s plan to raise $86 million to boost Medicaid payments, lawmakers will consider health care issues including dental practitioners, paid sick leave, and more.

Cyrus Patten: Governor’s address was preaching to the choir

It is vital that the governor and Legislature address budget reform, education funding reform, and our stagnant economy this session.

Gov. Peter Shumlin’s public appearance schedule

News Release — Governor’s Office Jan. 16, 2015 Saturday, Jan. 17 11:00 a.m.: Attend Yankee Sportsman’s Classic Show, Champlain Valley Expo, 105 Pearl Street, Essex Junction Monday, Jan. 19 11:30 a.m.: Attend Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, 1 College St, Burlington Tuesday, Jan. […]

Shumlin makes education reform a top priority

Gov. Peter Shumlin delivers his budget address at the Statehouse on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

Shumlin: Voters are demanding action and “even more drastic solutions” may be necessary, “if we fail to act.”

Margolis: Shumlin is back, calling the shots

Gov. Peter Shumlin (center) speaks with Lt. Gov. Phil Scott (left) and Senate President Pro Tempore John Campbell, D-Windsor after his budget address at the Statehouse Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

He made the two recommendations elected officials most hate recommending: cut spending and raise taxes. He confronted his two most vexing problem areas – health care and the high cost of public education with some specific proposals, some calls for further study and co-operation. He acknowledged that some of what he proposed would be resisted.

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