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New England News
8:02 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Benefit ban, Reach-up time limit get review

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This morning and afternoon, the House Judiciary Committee will take testimony on a plan by Shumlin to bar public employees convicted of financial crimes from having those crimes pad their pensions.

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North Country News
6:20 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Advocates Offer Alternative “People’s Budget” for Vermont

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In a counter move to Governor Peter Shumlin’s budget address, a group of advocates have released what they call a “People’s Budget” for Vermont.

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North Country News
2:20 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Shumlin Wants to Tax Break-Open Tickets

Governor Peter Shumlin
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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin outlined a budget plan of nearly $1.4 billion in his annual budget address to lawmakers Thursday afternoon.

Vermont’s Governor focused his fiscal plan on five areas that he said need targeted  investment: Education, Welfare reform, Health Care, Transportation funding and clean energy investments.

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North Country News
9:15 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Vermont Governor Wants More Time on Health Plan

Vermont Statehouse
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The administration of Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says it wants more time to firm up the financing for a single-payer health plan to be in place by 2017.

A health care law passed two years ago gave the administration until this month to develop a financing plan. But hopes were then for a federal waiver that would allow the planned Green Mountain Care program to start in 2014. That waiver hasn't been forthcoming, pushing the date back three years.

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North Country News
6:20 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Vermont Governor Outlines Budget Proposal

Governor Peter Shumlin
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One week later than originally planned, Vermont’s Governor outlined the state’s 2014 spending plan Thursday in his annual budget address

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin focused his fiscal plan on five areas that he said need bold transformation and targeted  investment.

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North Country News
8:21 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Vermont House gives final OK to budget adjustment

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont House has given final approval to a mid-fiscal-year budget adjustment that takes savings from Medicaid and uses the money to address other growing demands in human services.

The biggest new line item is more than $4.5 million for the ReachUp program, which helps people move from welfare to work. Others are $3.2 million for child development and about $2 million each for general assistance and mental health.

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New England News
6:25 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Money on the minds of lawmakers in Vt.

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers will have money in mind for the next couple of days.

On Wednesday, the House is slated to take final action on a mid-year budget adjustment bill to respond to growing needs in human services.

Also Wednesday, the Emergency Board — made up of the governor and the four legislative money committee chairs — is scheduled to hear a new revenue forecast from two consulting economists.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

State of Vermont Moves Broadband Responsibility

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The state of Vermont is dissolving the state office responsible for expanding broadband computer access in the state by moving those responsibilities into the Agency of Commerce and Community Affairs.

The role of the office called Connect Vermont had been to create and expand high-speed broadband access statewide by the end of this year.

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New England News
8:26 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Vt gov, AG disagree on access to police files

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's Gov. Peter Shumlin and Attorney General William Sorrell appear to be at odds over a Shumlin proposal to grant more public access to police records.

Shumlin has said recently that access to records of police investigations is too restricted under current law. He wants a system of access to police records used by the federal government. They would be presumed open, except when a private citizen's privacy might be invaded or police investigative techniques might be compromised.

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North Country News
5:22 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Shumlin Hit on Funding Source for Child Care

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC

Top officials with the administration of Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin are defending his proposal to take $17 million from benefits for low-income working Vermonters and use it to subsidize child care for the same category of people.

Human Services Secretary Doug Racine said Tuesday that good child care is an investment that will pay off in better outcomes later in life. He also argued that the earned income tax credit, from which Shumlin wants to take the money, may not be the best use of the state's money.

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