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In low turnout primary, support lags for Shumlin, Milne

A man marks his ballot at the Miller Recreation Center polling site in Burlington. VTD Photo/Alicia Freese

Eric Davis predicts Feliciano could get 10 percent of the Republican vote in the General Election, and Milne will be hard-pressed to get 30 percent.

Gov. Shumlin statement on primary election

Governor Peter Shumlin issued the following statement on the Primary Election in Vermont.

Margolis: Primary night predictably anti-climactic


Statewide, the only real question surrounding Tuesday’s voting was whether Dean Corren, the Progressive Party candidate for lieutenant governor, would get enough Democratic write-in votes to get on that party’s line on the November ballot also.

Milne wraps up primary day in his old hometown

Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne talks with Allen DeForge in his hometown of Barre. Photo by Laura Krantz/VTDigger

Republican gubernatorial frontrunner visits Barre as voters pick their favorites to compete in November. Most of the drama surrounds insurgent write-in campaigns.

Shumlin to step in if Vermont Gas pursues eminent domain

Vermont Gas Systems' South Burlington offices. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

Governor says he will appoint a firm to assess the value of property that could be seized to make room for a natural gas pipeline extension. Cost would be billed back to Vermont Gas.

Vermont Republicans statement on July 2014 economic data

Vermont’s working families, young people, seniors, and small business owners received more bad economic news from the state’s Department of Labor Monday.

Trail mix: Primary redux

Vote. It's good for you and for democracy.

Inside baseball may capture the interest of party activists this Tuesday, but voters can be forgiven for not paying attention.

2014 primary: Governor candidates’ positions on key issues

election canvas

VTDigger asked the primary candidates for governor to submit bio information and to answer questions about their stances on key issues.

Administration announces new Human Resources leadership

Secretary of Administration Jeb Spaulding. VTD/Josh Larkin

With former Commissioner Kate Duffy already installed at the Attorney General’s Office, Shumlin is transferring Maribeth Spellman from the Tax Department to head up Human Resources.

Milne launches TV ads

Scott Milne, Republican candidate for governor. Photo by Anne Galloway/VTDigger

Republican gubernatorial hopeful derides Shumlin’s ‘unbridled experimentation’ with state government.

Scott and Shumlin reel in business bucks

Twenty dollar bill

The incumbent lieutenant governor and governor rely on connections with companies to pad their warchests in August.

Shumlin away on vacation for two weeks

Gov. Peter Shumlin will be away for the next two weeks in Nova Scotia. The governor is leaving to spend time with his family at his second home in Cape Breton, according to his press secretary, Sue Allen. He’ll stay at his cabin, also known as “The Yellow House.” The Cape Breton property is a […]

Racine firing revives talk of dividing AHS

Vermont Department of Health Commissioner Harry Chen testified last week before the Senate Committee on Economic Development. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

State’s largest agency is unwieldy and should be broken apart, some lawmakers say. Others believe keeping it together improves communication and avoids “silos.”

Lawmakers make slight alterations in $31 million budget cuts

Sens. Tim Ashe, D/P-Chittenden, and Dick Sears, D-Bennington. File photo by Hilary Niles/VTDigger

Legislative committee digs on its heels in taking more from the governor’s discretionary economic development fund but otherwise accepts most of the proposed reductions in FY15 spending.

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