Peter Shumlin

UPDATE: GlobalFoundries to keep IBM plant in Essex going

Gov. Peter Shumlin holds up a cell phone to emphasize the viability of the semi-conductor manufacturing business that takes place in Essex Junction. IBM announced Monday it would sell the division to California-based, Abu Dhabi-owned GlobalFoundries. Photo by Hilary Niles/VTDigger

IBM will pay GlobalFoundries $1.3 billion over three years to take its semiconductor manufacturing wing. The new owner says Vermont employees will keep their jobs.

IBM to make announcement this morning about GlobalFoundries deal

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IBM will pay GlobalFoundries $1.5 billion to take over its microelectronics unit, which includes the chip making plant in Essex Junction. IBM employs about 4,000 people in Vermont.

Bargaining resumes, but South Burlington teachers strike continues

South Burlington High School

School board and SBEA fail to reach agreement after first bargaining session in more than a week. Meanwhile, school officials have decided to allow extracurricular activities to continue as scheduled.

Gov. Peter Shumlin’s public appearance schedule for the week of Oct. 18

News Release — Gov. Peter Shumlin Oct. 17, 2014 Saturday, Oct. 18 1:00 p.m.: Attend inauguration ceremony for newly appointed Champlain College President Donald J. Laackman, Champlain College, IDX Student Life Center, Argosy Gym, 262 S. Willard Street, Burlington Monday, Oct. 20 12:00 p.m.: Invited to speak to the Rutland Rotary, The Palms, 36 Strongs […]

Shumlin launches new campaign spot

Gov. Peter Shumlin on Thursday released his fourth television ad, this time highlighting the state’s response to opiate addiction. The 30-second spot features Raina Lowell, a former opiate addict who was featured in the documentary “The Hungry Heart,” about opiate addiction in Vermont. She calls Shumlin “caring and courageous” for approaching addiction as a health […]

Economic development groups bid for Entergy funds

Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, Feb. 21, 2010

Brattleboro Development Credit Corp. and Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies are seeking $300,000 of the $2 million provided by Entergy to offset the impact of Vermont Yankee closing.

Milne reports $139,000 income, $2.6 million net worth

Scott Milne

Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne releases his financial information for 2012 and 2013, calls for mandatory disclosure.

Milne says plan would cut school spending, provide free college tuition

Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne laid out his education funding plan Wednesday at news conference at Spaulding High School in Barre. Photo by Laura Krantz/VTDigger

In his first major policy address, Republican Scott Milne unveiled a proposal to fund education that includes school district consolidation and would provide free college tuition for every Vermont student.

John McClaughry: Vermont’s fiscal future – cloudy at best

Here are six unavoidable issues for 2015.

VT tourism industry highlights strong summer/fall seasons

Ad campaign, good weather boosts tourism numbers; great winter anticipated for outdoor enthusiasts.


Supreme Court nominee earns praise

Judge Harold Eaton and Superior Court Clerk Teri Scott look over paperwork at the Orange County Court House in Chelsea. The historic courthouse retains an old-fashioned feel, and those who work there like it that way. Photo by  Jennifer Hauck/VTDigger

Judge Harold “Duke” Eaton Jr., appointed by Gov. Peter Shumlin on Monday, has the ability to set politics aside in making rulings, legal community says.

Patricia Moulton: VTDigger’s EB-5 story inaccurate

The more than 260 pages of emails and documents provided to VTDigger clearly showed that the state has been in constant contact with the Jay Peak project, demanding better communication between Jay Peak and its investors, and with the state.

Shumlin appoints Windsor judge to Supreme Court

Judge Harold Eaton Jr. will be appointed to the Vermont Supreme Court. Courtesy photo

Windsor Superior Court Judge Harold Eaton Jr. will be appointed to replace Associate Justice Geoffrey Crawford. Senate approval required.

Margolis: Vermont economy out of the governor’s hands — whoever that governor may be

Gov. Peter Shumlin (left) and Republican challenger Scott Milne participate in a televised debate at WCAX studios in South Burlington on Wednesday night. Photo by Hilary Niles/VTDigger

It’s October of an election year, and the hills are alive with the sounds of clashing statistics.

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