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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

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

Shumlin Sworn in to Second Term and Delivers State of State

Governor Peter Shumlin
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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
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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
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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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