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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin in South Burlington July 19, 2016
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On Tuesday, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed an executive order to give preference in awarding state contracts to businesses in the state that adopt climate friendly business practices. Following the formal signing of the document in South Burlington, WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley discussed several issues with the governor — including his concerns over the passage of legislation by Congress last week and expectations that President Obama will sign a bill that will override Vermont’s first-in-the-nation GMO labeling law.

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed an executive order today that will give preference when awarding state contracts to businesses working to fight climate change.

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Vermont lawmakers are preparing to return to Montpelier on Thursday for a one-day session to see if they can override the governor’s veto of an energy siting bill.

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A new state report finds that Vermont continues to lead the nation in per capita clean energy jobs.

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Vermont’s governor has banned any state-sponsored trips to North Carolina in response to a new law in the Tar Heel State.

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is thanking lawmakers for supporting his call for the state to divest the public retirement fund of stocks in coal and Exxon Mobil as a way to protect the environment.

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The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing in Washington yesterday titled “Attacking America’s Epidemic of Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse.”  It came as legislators consider the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.  Several of the witnesses that appeared at the hearing were from the Northeast, including New Hampshire’s senators and Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin.

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin was among those who testified Wednesday before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on the need for federal action to curb opiate and heroin addiction.

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Governor Peter Shumlin and other senior state officials are going ahead with plans to ask for changes to federal rules in order to create a new system for paying health care providers.

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Following up on an initiative he outlined in his budget address last week, Governor Peter Shumlin on Monday issued an outline to move Vermont to an All Payer health care system.

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin delivered his last budget address to a joint session of the House and Senate Thursday. The Democrat says his plan will close a $68 million budget gap while not relying on one-time funds to pay for expenses.

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin voiced sharp criticisms of Exxon Mobil Corp. and the federal Food and Drug Administration in his State of the State address. Now those he targeted are firing back.

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin has called the opioid addiction crisis a priority since he made it the sole focus of his state of the state address in 2014.  Shumlin was at the University of Vermont Medical Center’s Day One treatment center today to announce more steps the state is taking to address the addiction crisis.

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is in Paris this week attending the United Nations climate change conference.  He phoned home Wednesday morning to update regional reporters on the global meeting.

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin today announced an $8.4 million proposed funding package for the 2016-2017 budget years to add staff to the Department of Children and Families and agencies involved in child protection.

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Unlike most states, Vermont does not have an ethics commission to review any questionable acts by state leaders and employees.  There have been a number of high-level moves at the top of Vermont government that have raised some eyebrows over the past few years.  That has led to a surge in calls for the creation of such a body.  This week Governor Peter Shumlin agreed.

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The search for fugitives Richard Matt and David Sweat intensified overnight as law enforcement focused on a rural area about a mile and a half from the Clinton Correctional prison in upstate New York.  The heightened activity came hours after the New York and Vermont governors announced joint endeavors to catch the duo.

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, who narrowly survived his reelection bid last November, announced Monday at the Statehouse that he will  not seek re-election to a fourth two-year-term. As WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, the state’s political class is now feverishly looking ahead to an open race in 2016.

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.

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin delivered his budget address this afternoon.

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is scheduled to deliver his budget address Thursday afternoon. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley takes a look at what’s expected.

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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.

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Scott Milne, the Republican candidate for governor of Vermont, says he'd have an administration up and running quickly if he's elected by the Legislature this week.

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says he'd like to see an amendment to the state Constitution under which a statewide candidate who wins a plurality over 40 percent is deemed elected.

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Governor Peter Shumlin says he will not be campaigning in the days leading up to the special January 8th  vote in which the Legislature picks Vermont's next governor.

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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. 

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The second-place finisher in Vermont’s gubernatorial race says he will ask the legislature to elect him governor instead of the incumbent who received more votes.

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin announced new administration appointments Thursday, filling two key cabinet positions.

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In Vermont’s gubernatorial election, no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote. The state Constitution requires in such cases that the Legislature then choose a winner when it convenes in January. While at the Statehouse in Montpelier, WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with some of the key players as the legislative vote looms.

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