Brock http://wamc.org en Shumlin, Brock, Spar in TV Debate in Burlington http://wamc.org/post/shumlin-brock-spar-tv-debate-burlington <p>Vermont Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin and Republican challenger Randy Brock interrupted each other and challenged the truth of each other's statements during their last television debate before Election Day.<br><br>The candidates were allowed to ask each other questions during part of Wednesday night's debate hosted by WPTZ-TV in Burlington.<br><br>Shumlin questioned the feasibility of one of Brock's ideas to jumpstart the economy — the "business in a box" that would link unemployed residents with business ideas funded by private money. Brock said Shumlin didn't understand the proposal. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 21:40:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 50159 at http://wamc.org Shumlin, Brock, Spar in TV Debate in Burlington Republican Brock Lists Health Cost-Cutting Ideas http://wamc.org/post/republican-brock-lists-health-cost-cutting-ideas <p>Medical malpractice reforms and rewarding healthy behaviors with lower insurance rates are among the ideas being promoted by Vermont Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy Brock to curb the rising cost of health care.<br><br>Brock held a news conference Wednesday outside the Central Vermont Medical Center where he outlined a 25-point plan for cutting health care costs and criticized the administration of Gov. Peter Shumlin for its move toward a government-backed, single-payer health care system.<br> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 22:40:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 48257 at http://wamc.org Republican Brock Lists Health Cost-Cutting Ideas Vermont Governor's Challenger Calls on Shumlin for Debates http://wamc.org/post/vermont-governors-challenger-calls-shumlin-debates <p>Vermont's Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy Brock says Governor Peter Shumlin is avoiding debates before groups that could be hostile to some of his positions.<br><br>Brock made the comments Tuesday after Shumlin said he wouldn't be participating in any debates this campaign season sponsored by what he calls special interest groups.<br><br>But Shumlin said he was eager to take part in "five or six" debates sponsored by news organizations after he formally announces his candidacy next week. Shumlin says he has to balance the need to debate with his need to run the state.<br> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 21:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 47106 at http://wamc.org Vermont Governor's Challenger Calls on Shumlin for Debates