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Shumlin to refugees: Vermont welcomes you

It’s “shameful” for so many of his fellow governors to posture against Syrian refugees, the governor said.

Shumlin: Solar must be the right scale

“By my last calculation, from renewable energy, we produce currently over 13 times our electrical usage for the town,” New Haven select board member Doug Tolles said last month. “And if the ones that are proposed are actually constructed, New Haven would be producing approximately 23 times what it’s using. We’re clearly doing our share, and more.”

Vermont, Quebec chambers of commerce pledge cooperation

The Vermont-Quebec Enterprise Initiative will seek to create an image in Quebec that Vermont is a good place to do business, as well as being a good place to travel.

Shumlin appoints Theresa Wood to Waterbury House seat

Gov. Peter Shumlin appointed Theresa Wood, a former deputy commissioner of the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, to represent the Washington-Chittenden district. Wood, 57, will take the place of Rebecca Ellis who left the House to work for the Shumlin administration as senior counsel for government affairs at the Agency of Natural Resources. […]

Gov. Peter Shumlin’s appearance schedule for the week of Oct. 25

MEDIA ADVISORY October 23, 2015 Gov. Peter Shumlin’s public appearance schedule MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin will travel to Montreal next week to meet with leaders of the Quebec government and business community to discuss a variety of topics including increased opportunities for investment, trade, and job growth on both sides of the border. The […]

Shumlin issues executive order calling for ‘health in all policies’

Public health advocates are applauding Gov. Peter Shumlin for issuing an executive order calling on his administration to consider public health in a wide range of state policy. The executive order, issued earlier this week, creates a task force across nine state agencies and departments that don’t exclusively focus on public health, but whose policies […]

Vermont Health Connect backlog down to 4,200

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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