Vermont’s five state-wide elected officials were sworn in to their two-year terms of office on Thursday afternoon. The ceremonies included incumbent Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin taking his oath and delivering his second State of the State address.
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin was sworn in to his second term Thursday, and devoted his inaugural address almost entirely to education
Governor Peter Shumlin is calling for tuition breaks for in-state students at the University of Vermont and other state colleges, as well as stronger high school math requirements. The Governor says the state needs to do a better job preparing people for the growing number of technical jobs in Vermont's economy.
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says the state will push ahead with an overhaul of its health care system, no matter what the U.S. Supreme Court does with the federal Affordable Care Act. WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…
Shumlin tells The Associated Press he's worried that if the law is struck down in its entirety, the state could lose up to $400 million a year in federal funding it had been hoping to use to subsidize universal access to health care.
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says he supports a plan to bring F-35 fighter jets to the Air National Guard base at the Burlington International Airport. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports…
Shumlin says Vermont should be honored to host the F-35. He calls it a commentary on the quality of the Vermont National Guard.
The Air Force is considering a proposal to base between 18 and 24 of the planes in South Burlington.