Peter Shumlin

Hans Ohanian: Does Vermont truly rank No. 2 in U.S. clean-energy efforts?

What makes Vermont’s high net score suspect is that in almost all categories Vermont was not near the top, and it achieved the second-place rank only by sky-high scores in two categories: carbon emission reduction targets and clean-energy jobs per capita.

Susan Allen named Montpelier assistant city manager

The former spokesperson for two Democratic governors is also a former journalist. She will be making $87,000 in the city position.

Justice’s swearing-in marks both personal, historic milestones

The high court is now majority-female, although new Justice Karen Russell Carroll suggested what matters more is her trial court experience.

Issue arises with past Green Mountain Care Board appointment

Betty Rambur served from 2013 until Jan. 15, but the Senate never confirmed her appointment, says the chamber’s secretary. A current interim member’s status has been questioned too.

UPDATED: Paperwork issue casts doubt on Lunge’s board seat, says administration

The governor said documentation of her appointment last year is missing. His lawyer called it “a question that … does jeopardize the proceedings of the Green Mountain Care Board.”

Nominating board gives Scott eight candidates for high court

The list includes two more names than had been put forward under outgoing Gov. Peter Shumlin, before the process was reopened under the new governor.

Don Keelan: Casualties of the Shumlin administration

2016 was not a banner year for state officials charged with watching out for the welfare of its citizens and citizens-to-be.

Nominating Board reopening applications for high court seat

Gov. Phil Scott’s counsel said Scott hasn’t looked at the list of finalists the board had prepared for his predecessor but wanted to start the process again because of the unusual circumstances.

Shumlin records taken to archive

Documents withheld from public review include the governor’s calendar, daily briefing materials, “substantive” correspondence of staff and EB-5 records.

Scott considers reopening high court nomination process

The Judicial Nominating Board has already interviewed and forwarded six candidates, but that was under the former governor, who was blocked from naming a nominee before leaving office.

ICYMI: Video of Scott’s inaugural address; Johnson’s swearing in; Shumlin’s farewell speech

Full coverage of last week’s key events at the Statehouse.

SCOV Law Blog: In the name of the court

The Vermont Supreme Court unanimously decided that under our state constitution, the now-former governor could not make an appointment to replace soon-to-be-former Associate Justice Dooley when the latter leaves his position on March 31 of this year.

Shumlin’s official portrait unveiled

The outgoing governor credited his wife with the selection of Middlesex artist August Burns.

Legislature enters ‘new world’ with leadership clean sweep

House Speaker Mitzi Johnson and Senate President Tim Ashe led a changeover in the state’s top four jobs. They identified a reduction in poverty as a priority, along with addressing budget gaps.