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North Country News
6:20 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Shumlin Sworn in to Second Term and Delivers State of State

Governor Peter Shumlin
Credit Vermont Governor's Office

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.

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North Country News
5:55 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Shumlin Calls for Tuition Breaks, More Math

Governor Peter Shumlin
Credit Community College of Vermont

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.

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North Country News
6:05 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Vermont Governor Urges Greater Access to Criminal Case Info

Governor Peter Shumlin
Credit WAMC

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says he will ask the Legislature to expand public access to information about criminal cases.

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North Country News
5:30 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Vermont Governor Urges Pension Reform after Police Case

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says he's going to push for pension reform legislation in the aftermath of a case in which a former state police trooper was charged with padding his time sheets.

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North Country News
5:15 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Shumlin Wants $20 Million More for Mental Health

An additional $20 million in mental health spending is among a list of mid-year budget adjustments the administration of Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is proposing to lawmakers.

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WAMC News
5:15 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Vermont Governor in Florida to Hear F-35 Noise

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin was in Florida Wednesday to get a firsthand opinion about how loud the F-35 fighter jet is compared to an F-16.

The Burlington Free Press reports that the governor flew to Eglin Air Force Base in Florida Wednesday with the mayors of Burlington and Winooski so they could listen to the two types of aircraft.

The Air Force is considering basing F-35s at the Vermont Air National Guard base at the Burlington International Airport. Some area residents are worried about the noise from the planes.

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North Country News
8:07 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Shumlin: VT Will Push Ahead with Health Overhaul

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin
Vermont Governor's Office

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.

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North Country News
8:15 am
Fri May 25, 2012

VT Governor Backs Fighter Jet Plan for Burlington

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin

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.

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North Country News
7:58 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Quebec Premier Postpones Vermont Visit

Quebec Premier Jean Charest is postponing his visit to Vermont where he had planned to meet with Governor Peter Shumlin and other business and government leaders.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

Charest planned to sign a trade and environmental protection agreement with Shumlin on Thursday and then attend events with the state's business community and at the University of Vermont.

Shumlin's office says Charest will remain in Quebec City so he can attend debates in the national assembly.

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North Country News
8:00 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Quebec Premier to Visit Vermont, Sign Pact

Quebec Premier Jean Charest is due in Vermont this week to meet with Gov. Peter Shumlin and other business and government leaders.  WAMC's Tristan O'Neill reports...

The visit is set for Thursday, when Charest and Shumlin are to gather at Shelburne Farms to sign an updated agreement between the state and the province on environmental, trade and other issues.

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