The Shumlin administration will get a new head of economic development in April. Joan Goldstein, executive director of the Green Mountain Economic Development Corporation, will fill the slot, the governor’s office said in a statement on Thursday. At GMEDC, Goldstein diversified services in Windsor and Orange counties. She comes from a two-decade career in international […]
The state aims to get 90 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2050. But a new report says Vermont will fall short unless new policies are put in place.
General Fund shortfall grows to $18 million this fiscal year as personal income collections fall short of projections for the eighth month in a row. Administration says trend makes budget cuts all the more urgent.
The Shumlin administration has announced $2.6 million in health care reform grants to seven organizations. The grants, revealed on Friday, will support initiatives to align doctor and hospital payments with quality outcomes, increase coordination within the health care system and create an interoperable electronic medical records system to support the sharing of patient information across organizations. […]
CGI’s designated successor, OptumInsight, hired under yet another no-bid contract, is a company whose dubious origins raise great concerns.
Commerce and Community Development Secretary Lawrence Miller gave lawmakers only a general preview of the administration’s spending proposal on Tuesday, and he didn’t cite specific dollar figures.
“When you look at this compared to other states we are at the low end,” said Mark Larson, commissioner of the Department of Vermont Health Access.
One of the interesting questions swirling around the whole debate is how the administration came to its conclusion that its proposed policy is warranted. … The burden is on the administration to prove its case, but it has utterly failed to do so.
The auditor doesn’t support the Shumlin administration’s $6 million amnesty for towns that owe money to the state.
The way that I think of the chief of staff role is to carry out Gov. Shumlin’s initiatives and missions across departments and agencies from a policy point of view.
A spreadsheet passed out to legislators during the briefing showed a $120 million gap between state revenues and estimated construction costs.
The state will not receive the 90 percent public assistance match it sought to rebuild the new state psychiatric hospital in Berlin and other facilities.