Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says the state's experience in getting federal assistance in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene makes him sympathetic to efforts by people in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut to get help after Superstorm Sandy.
When it comes to federal money to help states set up health care exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, you might expect that California would rank first and New York second. But here's a surprise: Vermont ranks number 3.
The recently passed fiscal cliff legislation included a one year extension of a wind tax credit, a welcome move for developers in Vermont. The credit is being renewed at the same time that a pair of state senators are calling for a moratorium on wind development.