At an event at Harvard’s School of Public Health on Tuesday, former Gov. Peter Shumlin spoke about why he was unable to deliver on single-payer health care.
The former governor will talk about the lessons learned from his failed effort to create a single-payer health care system in Vermont
Neither health care consultant Jonathan Gruber nor state officials will have to answer for his questionable billing for work on Vermont’s single-payer health care project.
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.
The former spokesperson for two Democratic governors is also a former journalist. She will be making $87,000 in the city position.
The high court is now majority-female, although new Justice Karen Russell Carroll suggested what matters more is her trial court experience.
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.
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.”
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.
2016 was not a banner year for state officials charged with watching out for the welfare of its citizens and citizens-to-be.
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.
Documents withheld from public review include the governor’s calendar, daily briefing materials, “substantive” correspondence of staff and EB-5 records.
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.
Full coverage of last week’s key events at the Statehouse.