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Shumlin, Vermont Legislature agree on $30M tax package

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*+-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

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*+-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

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

Gov. Peter Shumlin’s public appearance schedule

*+-News Release: Governor’s Office May 8, 2015 Saturday, May 9 9:30 a.m.: Attend the Spring 2015 State Surplus Vehicle and Equipment Auction, Agency of Transportation Central Garage, Barre-Montpelier Road, Berlin 5:30 p.m.: Burlington Dismas House, 30th Annual Dinner & Auction, Hilton Hotel, 60 Battery Street, Burlington Monday, May 11 In Montpelier for meetings. No public […]

At 11th hour, Shumlin rejects tax proposal, wants millions of dollars more in budget cuts

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*+-While it’s the governor’s prerogative to influence the legislative process and ultimately sign or veto the legislation, Shumlin’s down-to-the-wire timing perplexed insiders who say the governor has had four months to influence the budget and tax bills, and has not made a concerted effort to do so until now.

Gov. Peter Shumlin’s public appearance schedule

*+-Saturday, April 25 10:45 a.m. Attend Vermont Technical College Registered Apprenticeship Program Graduation Ceremony Vermont Technical College, 124 Admin Drive, Randolph Center Sunday, April 26 12:00 p.m. Attend 49th Annual Vermont Maple Festival St. Albans Monday, April 27 8:00 a.m. Attend Bethel Business Association Meeting Breaking Grounds, 145 Main Street, Bethel Tuesday, April 28 7:00 […]

Margolis: The theater of public and press involvement

The press mosh in the House gallery. Photo by Roger Crowley

*+-While legislators are rarely persuaded to change their minds by the overpowering logic of advocates at public hearings, they are occasionally terrified into changing their votes by the sheer numbers of angry voters who jam those public hearings.

Shumlin bans criminal background question on state job applications

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*+-Prosecutors and judges don’t always consider that convictions for minor crimes become a  “scarlet letter,” according to one state’s attorney.

Gov. Shumlin signs executive order to ‘Ban the Box,’ highlights expungement bill

*+-News Release — Gov. Peter Shumlin April 21, 2015 Contact: Scott Coriell [email protected] MONTPELIER – In order to help people with criminal convictions find employment and build successful lives, Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed an Executive Order to implement a ‘ban the box’ state hiring policy and highlighted progress of a bill to expand Vermont’s […]

Gov. Peter Shumlin’s public appearance schedule

*+-News Release — Governor’s Office April 17, 2015 Sunday, April 19 12:00 p.m.: Luncheon to Kick Off Governor’s Youth Turkey Hunt, Waterbury Fish & Game, 5365 Waterbury/Stowe Road, Waterbury Monday, April 20 8:00 a.m.: Address White River Valley Chamber of Commerce, Gifford Medical Center, 44 South Main Street, Randolph Tuesday, April 21 7:10 a.m.: Charlie, […]

Peter Shumlin: Helping Vermonters succeed

*+-We need equal pay for men and women to be not just the law but the reality.

Gov. Peter Shumlin’s public appearance schedule

*+-News Release — Governor’s Office April 10, 2015 Saturday, April 11 11:00 a.m.: Attend Made in Vermont Marketplace, Champlain Valley Exposition, 105 Pearl St, Essex Junction Monday, April 13 8:00 a.m.: Attend Vermont Biosciences Alliance STEM Saves Lives & Creates Jobs Event, Sheraton Hotel, Burlington 10:00 a.m.: Attend Groundbreaking for Waterbury Library and Municipal Building, […]

Peter Shumlin: Naloxone saves lives

*+-As naloxone is distributed more widely, the price is increasing. In Vermont, the cost of the drug has spiked by 62 percent in the last 30 days.

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