Governor Peter Shumlin says he's confident he'll beat back a spirited challenge from Republican challenger Randy Brock and win election to a second term.
The Putney Democrat says he wants another two years to continue pushing to improve the state's economy and for his vision of a universal health care system that is as close to single-payer as Vermont can get.
One thing Shumlin says he won't do is tailor his remarks to what people want to hear.
Officials are holding the first of four hearings seeking public input on how Vermont can begin implementing its long-term goal of getting 90 percent of the state's energy from renewable sources by 2050.
Last October, the state of Vermont released its long term Comprehensive Energy Plan, which outlined strategies and set a goal of obtaining 90-percent of the state’s total energy from renewable sources by 2050. Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Deb Markowitz chairs the Vermont Climate Cabinet.
A Vermont town that lost its full-service post office when Tropical Storm Irene hit now has a privately managed one.
The Village Post Office in West Hartford is staffed by a contractor and provides scaled-back services. It operates in the West Hartford Village Store. Residents can buy a post office box. They also can drop off some mail and purchase postage stamps and flat rate shipping boxes. They will be able to pick up large packages at the store starting next month.
With less than two weeks to go before the election, the Republican candidate for governor of Vermont is expressing confidence he can pull off an upset win over the Democratic incumbent, Gov. Peter Shumlin.
Randy Brock made a campaign swing through the eastern side of the state last weekend, and, at an appearance in Bethel, spent much of his time talking about health care.
He says he disagrees with the Shumlin administration's push for a single-payer health insurance system. He believes expanding competition and choice among insurers is the best way to bring down h
The state of Vermont is urging some state employees with children to drop their children from their state-sponsored health care plans in favor of the public plan known as Dr. Dynasaur.
Households that earn less than 300 percent of the federal poverty level would eligible.
Vermont Public Radio reports the switch could save a single person about $2,000 a year in insurance costs. If half of the eligible children are switched, it could save the state more than $5 million a year because 70 percent of the cost is
Vermont’s governor is requesting additional funding to a low income heating program at the same time they are changing how benefits are paid.
The federal government has allocated just over 19-and-a-half million dollars to Vermont for this year’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Governor Shumlin said he will go before the Legislature's Emergency Board next week to ask for approval to add $8.8 million in state funds to the program. Central Vermont Council on Aging Executive Director Beth Stern.