Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders may be popular among the dispossessed and a segment of the Democratic Party, but he’s not getting support from key leaders in his home state as he mounts his presidential campaign.
Just months after narrowly winning a second term, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin’s approval rating is floundering. That’s according to a new poll from Vermont Digger and the Castleton Polling Institute.
Legislators were busy at the Statehouse in Montpelier Thursday. A joint session of the House and Senate formally elected the governor in the morning and in the afternoon met again to hear the inaugural address.
Last week Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin told Vermonters he would stop his efforts to implement single-payer health care in the state. The decision has upset supporters, but they say it won’t stop efforts at the state or national level to implement single-payer.