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Story and video: In WDEV debate, Shumlin defends record, Milne throws jabs

WDEV gubernatorial debate. Libertarian Dan Feliciano, left, Gov. Peter Shumlin, center, Scott Milne, Republican, right. Photo by Anne Galloway

In first debate, Milne assails Shumlin for the failed rollout of Vermont Health Connect and describes him as the “most radical progressive governor in the country with his health care proposal and some of the other things he’s doing.”

John Freitag: Why I switched from Democrat to independent

Never did I think that I would be faced with the decision to leave the political party which I have spent the last 40 years working with and which I felt had done much good for our state.

Gov. Peter Shumlin’s public appearance schedule for the week of Sept. 15

Gov. Peter Shumlin’s public appearance schedule for the week of Sept. 15.

Feliciano criticizes Shumlin’s budget, spending

Libertarian candidate for governor Dan Feliciano held a news conference about the state budget Thursday. Photo by Hilary Niles/

The Libertarian gubernatorial candidate says Governor Shumlin is a “spending addict,” but that he can’t propose spending cuts until he gets his hands on more budget data. He has submitted a public records request for additional information on the budget.

Gov. Peter Shumlin thanks Food Fight Fund supporters on surpassing $300,000 donation mark

News Release — Governor’s Office Sept. 11, 2014 MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today that the Vermont Food Fight Fund has received over $300,000 in donations to help the state defray to costs of a legal challenge by the big-food industry to its recently enacted law to require labeling of genetically-engineered food. “I am […]

Flags to be lowered to half staff on 9/11

News Release — Governor’s Office Sept. 10, 2014 In keeping with the Presidential Proclamation, Governor Shumlin has ordered flags at all state buildings and facilities be lowered to half-staff on September 11, 2014 in observance of Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance. Where the flags will be lowered: The Vermont State House, […]

Story and video: In campaign launch, Shumlin says he put Vermont on ‘progressive path’

Gov. Peter Shumlin announces a plan to cut peak energy use at several Vermont companies at a news conference Thursday in Waitsfield. Photo by Katie Jickling/VTDigger

In his 15-minute pitch for a third term, the governor sounded familiar themes and took shots at his Libertarian and Republican opponents.

More Vermont schools make meals free for all students

Kevin Concannon, USDA undersecretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, talks about the expanded free lunch program at the Barre Elementary and Middle School on Monday. Photo by Laura Krantz/VTDigger

Federal program eliminates cost for all students in schools in low-income areas. Twenty-nine of 50 eligible schools in Vermont have chosen to participate.

Gov. Shumlin promotes awareness of Lifeline Program

Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced that September 8 to 12 is Lifeline Awareness Week, a public awareness effort promoting how the Lifeline Program can assist low income and elderly Vermonters who need help paying for telephone service.

Vermont AFL-CIO endorses Corren

The Vermont State Labor Council AFL-CIO held its annual convention on Saturday at the Burlington Holiday Inn.

Gov. Peter Shumlin’s public appearance schedule for the week of Sept. 6

News Release — Governor’s Office Sept. 5, 2014 Saturday, Sept. 6 9:30 a.m.: Invited to speak at the 47th VAST Annual Meeting, Lake Morey Resort, 1 Clubhouse Road, Fairlee 11:30 a.m.: Invited to speak at the Vermont Truck & Bus Association’s 85th Annual Meeting, Topnotch Resort, Summit Ballroom, 4000 Mountain Road, Stowe 1:00 p.m.: Invited […]

Vermont Gas invokes eminent domain in pipeline expansion

Sections of pipe are encased in cement at Vermont Gas' staging area in Williston. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

Company moves to condemn four properties along its natural gas pipeline route, three in Williston and one in St. George.

Gov. Shumlin requests federal disaster declaration

News Release — Governor’s Office Sept. 5, 2014 MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin today forwarded a formal request for a federal disaster declaration in Windsor and Windham counties for public infrastructure damage suffered during the storm of July 28th. A Public Assistance disaster declaration would allow communities in those counties to receive at least 75 […]

Food service contractor Sodexo pledges to use local products

Gov. Peter Shumlin speaks with Sodexo chefs at Vermont Technical College. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

The company has not set any benchmarks for how much local food it will purchase. It says it will hire a local food coordinator to work with producers and distributors.

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