Peter Shumlin

Heidi Spear: Serious education funding reform proposals

Year after year, political leaders have kicked the education funding problem down the road, setting the parameters of our formula, base education amounts, tax rates and excess spending thresholds as if nothing were amiss.

Don Keelan: Need to fix what we have

It would be a surprise if those in power decide to avoid venturing into new frontiers of legislation and instead, repair/revisit those laws that have failed to achieve their intended results.

Gov. Peter Shumlin’s appearance schedule for the week of Nov. 2

News Release — Governor’s Office Oct. 31, 2014 Wednesday, Nov. 5 No public appearances scheduled Thursday, Nov. 6 11:00 a.m.: Press Conference TBA 5:30 p.m.: Speak at Vermont Business Magazine 2014 Rising Stars Award Ceremony, DoubleTree Burlington, 1117 Williston Road, Burlington 6:15 p.m.: Speak to the Home Builders & Remodelers Association, Sunset Ballroom, 1712 Shelburne […]

In Profile: The many sides of Peter Shumlin

Gov. Peter Shumlin addresses a volunteer crew in Waterbury cleaning up after Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. Photo by Jeb Wallace-Brodeur

Vermont’s two-term governor is strong in a crisis but can be exasperating to work with, friends and colleagues say. With his biggest challenge ahead, it’s all a matter of trust.

Margolis: Disobedience was civil, but was it warranted?

VT Gas occupy 10

Protesters occupying the Pavilion in opposition to the Vermont Gas pipeline perhaps invest the issue with more significance than it deserves.

Vermonter quarantined to test for Ebola

Tracy Dolan, acting Health Commissioner, joined Gov. Peter Shumlin on Tuesday at a news conference regarding a person who is under quarantine after returning from West Africa, where the deadly Ebola virus has claimed nearly 5,000 lives. Photo by Morgan True/VTDigger

A Rutland man who recently returned from Sierra Leone and Guinea in West Africa has agreed to be held in 21-day quarantine to monitor him for the deadly virus that has killed 5,000 people this year.

VSEA endorses Shumlin, Corren

The Vermont State Employees Association has endorsed Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin for a third term. “It’s no secret that VSEA and the Governor’s office don’t always seen eye-to-eye on every issue, but on a majority of issues important to VSEA members, the Governor has shown himself to be willing to offer VSEA a seat at […]

Gov. Shumlin, Mayor Louras, legislative leaders and others highlight transportation improvements

Gov. Peter Shumlin joined Mayor Chris Louras, transportation officials and legislators at the Ripley Bridge to highlight the latest in a series of transportation improvement projects in Rutland City.

Vermont Conservation Voters endorses Peter Shumlin for governor

Vermont Conservation Voters today endorsed Peter Shumlin for Governor.

Mary Alice Bisbee: Elect those who support single-payer

We will be better off to stick with the current health care goal for 2017 than to change the top horse in midstream and get mired in the mud.

In Profile: Libertarian Dan Feliciano bucks the establishment

Libertarian candidate for governor Dan Feliciano chats with Jesse Cowan (right) of Underhill at the town's Harvest Festival on Sept. 27, 2014. Photo by Tom Brown/VTDigger

A first-time candidate from a hot-button political party capitalizes on a Republican divide while carrying his message of small government in the race for Vermont governor.

Lawmakers to revisit fossil fuel divestment

Sen. Anthony Pollina, file photo by Josh Larkin.

In 2014, a bid to divest state retirement funds from fossil fuel industries failed in the legislature. Activists plan a new push in the new year, and one state senator promises to reintroduce divestment legislation. State Treasurer Beth Pearce opposes the move, saying she prefers to have “a seat at the table” with the industry.

Opiate treatment center to open in Bennington

Gov. Peter Shumlin announced an opiate addiction center in Bennington on Friday. Photo courtesy of Bennington Office of Economic and Community Development

Southwest Vermont will get a new opiate treatment center next year. A public-private partnership will provide services that are currently available an hour’s drive away. The new initiative was unveiled at a news conference Friday with Gov. Shumlin, state and local officials, and caregivers.

Republican Milne: ‘I Think I’ve Got a Shot’

Republican candidate for governor Scott Milne speaks with editors at the Valley News in West Lebanon, N.H., on October 22, 2014. Photo by Sarah Priestap/Valley News

In an interview with the Valley News editorial board, Scott Milne outlined his policy proposals and his differences with incumbent Gov. Peter Shumlin; and commented on his prospects in the campaign for Governor. He also discussed his involvement in a controversial development plan in Hartford, Vermont.

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