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Gov. Peter Shumlin’s public appearance schedule

News Release — Governor’s Office Nov. 21, 2014 Monday, Nov. 24 10:00 a.m.: Press Conference: “Shop Vermont this Holiday Season” Outdoor Gear Exchange, 37 Church Street, Burlington Tuesday, Nov. 25 12:00 p.m.: Volunteer handing out Thanksgiving meals with Congressman Peter Welch, Vermont Food Bank, 33 Parker Road, Barre Wednesday, Nov. 26 to Friday Nov. 28 […]

Republicans request records of Gruber’s work for Vermont

MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber is a consultant on Vermont's examination of a publicly financed health care system. Courtesy photo

GOP lawmakers are seeking public records related to health care economist Jonathan Gruber’s work for the Shumlin Administration. They cite a need for transparency, given Gruber’s past remarks about health care politics.

Funding source for Vermont Strong Scholars program not yet identified

Schoolchildren, educators and legislators look on as Gov. Peter Shumlin signs the FY 2014 budget bill at Milton Elementary School on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Photo by Alicia Freese

The program is one of Gov. Shumlin’s key policy initiatives. By limiting eligibility to students who start degree programs in 2015, state officials hope to buy themselves time to figure out the funding.

Gruber agrees to take pay cut for single-payer work

MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber is a consultant on Vermont's examination of a publicly financed health care system. Courtesy photo

The state will make no further payments to Jonathan Gruber, following the recent discovery of controversial remarks by the health care consultant. Gruber’s team will be paid to finish work on a single-payer health care system.

It’s too late to fire MIT economist, Shumlin says

Photo of William Hsiao and Jonathon Gruber.

Gov. Peter Shumlin said despite a series of disparaging remarks made by state-hired economist Jonathan Gruber, his expertise is needed to complete projections of the impact of a publicly funded health care system.

Minter to replace Searles at Agency of Transportation

State Transportation Secretary Brian Searles speaks at a news conference Tuesday at the AOT garage in Berlin. Searles will retire at the end of this year and will be replaced by his deputy, Sue Minter (center). Photo by Morgan True/VTDigger

Secretary of Transportation Brian Searles will retire Dec. 31 after four years at the helm. Deputy Secretary Sue Minter, who helped lead the state’s Irene recovery effort, will become the next head of the agency.

Milne taking Thanksgiving holiday to weigh his options

Republican gubernatorial challenger Scott Milne unveiled his plan for growing Vermont's economy Wednesday afternoon, less than two weeks before the general election. Photo by Hilary Niles/VTDigger

Scott Milne, the Republican runner-up in governor’s race, is taking time to weigh whether to actively campaign for lawmakers’ votes in choosing a winner. He also criticizes Shumlin economic analyst Jonathan Gruber.

Education summit seeks common ground

Evan Doe, a 10th grader at Enosburg Falls High School, takes notes for a group discussion about ways to achieve efficiency in Vermont's educational system. Photo by Hilary Niles / VTDigger

Organizers of the invitation-only event hope the varied group of 200 participants can find consensus on a handful of solutions to Vermont education’s quality and affordability puzzle.

Critics demand dismissal of Jonathan Gruber, the Shumlin administration’s health care analyst

Photo of William Hsiao and Jonathon Gruber.

Conservatives are holding up remarks made a year ago as proof that Jonathan Gruber, who bills himself as an architect of the Affordable Care Act, intentionally misled the American public when he worked for the Obama administration. In a video clip, Gruber says a “lack of transparency is a huge political advantage” in getting legislation passed.

James Haslam: Election a wake-up call for politicians

It is clear that unless thousands of us speak up and demand action, we will get another two years of lip service, excuses, and more of the status quo.

Margolis: The affordability question

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On the campaign trail both Democrats and Republicans focused on Vermont’s cost of living. Does Vermont really have an affordability problem?

Justin Lindholm: Shumlin’s carbon footprint

EXC Picture the sleepless Therriens in their small house, huddled against the maddening noise of nearby industrial wind turbines, while Peter Shumlin is wining and dining in some far-away place, living a lifestyle that pollutes the atmosphere with more carbon than the average human does.

Vermont Veterans’ Home faces staffing and funding questions

Vermont Veterans' Home

The state Veterans’ Home in Bennington has too many empty beds and too many staff, and its state appropriation is under scrutiny. Next week, state officials will unveil new plans to keep the Veterans’ Home viable.

Gov. Peter Shumlin’s public appearance schedule

News Release — Governor’s Office Nov. 14, 2014 Saturday, Nov. 15 11:00 a.m. Attend memorial service for Tim Corcoran, Sacred Heart St. Francis Church, 238 Main St, Bennington Monday, Nov. 17 8:30 a.m. Attend Vermont Business Roundtable “Green Mountain Imperative Summit on Public Education,” DoubleTree Hotel and Conference Center, 1117 Williston Road, Burlington 10:00 a.m. […]

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