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North Country News
5:45 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Governor Delays Full Implementation, Adds New Options to Health Exchange

Vermont is delaying implementation of its health care exchange plan due to problems with the state's enrollment website.

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

DGA Chair Welcomes Chafee to Join Dems

Lincoln Chafee-Peter Shumlin

The head of the Democratic Governors Association is encouraging Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, an Independent, to become a Democrat.

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North Country News
2:30 am
Mon January 21, 2013

French Appointed to Replace Vermont State Senator

Vermont Statehouse

A former Vermont state legislator has been appointed to replace outgoing Sen. William Carris of Rutland County who is resigning for health reasons.

Govermpr Peter Shumlin today has named Eldred French to the seat.

French served two terms in the Vermont House before losing in the November election in a district newly created through redistricting.

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WAMC News
5:50 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Leftist Magazine Puts Sanders, Shumlin on Honor Roll

Two Vermont elected officials have been named to The Nation magazine's 2012 progressive honor roll.

Sen. Bernie Sanders was chosen by the left-leaning weekly as its most-valuable progressive. The magazine cites Sanders for his defense of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid against cuts being talked about in Washington.

Gov. Peter Shumlin gets The Nation's nod as the most valuable governor in the country. It cites Shumlin's work on budget issues, and his support for a single-payer health care system in Vermont.

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WAMC News
12:20 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Vermont’s Governor and Local Officials Travel to Florida to Listen to Jet Noise

F35
Credit USAF

The U.S. Air Force is considering basing its newest fighter jet - the F35 - at the Burlington International Airport.  But opponents are concerned about the noise level of the planes.  Vermont’s Governor and other officials traveled to Florida on Wednesday to listen to the planes.

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WAMC News
5:50 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Vermont Governor To Forego Inaugural Ball for Irene Fundraiser

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin
Credit Vermont Governor's Office

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says he's not going to host a traditional inaugural ball next month after he's sworn in to his second term in office.

Instead he's going to host a free-to-the-public open house at the Montpelier Statehouse that will also serve as a fundraiser for ongoing efforts to help victims of last year's Tropical Storm Irene.

The Jan. 10 event in the House chamber will feature music and light refreshments.

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WAMC News
5:20 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Shumlin Taps Former Reporter, Lobbyist as Aide

Vermont Statehouse
Credit Photo by Pat Bradley

Governor Peter Shumlin has appointed Louis Porter to be his point person in the Legislature as secretary of civil and military affairs.

Porter, a former Statehouse reporter with the Vermont Press Bureau and most recently the Lake Champlain "Lake-Keeper" water policy lobbyist with the Conservation Law Foundation, will coordinate the administration's contacts with lawmakers.

Porter replaces Alexandra MacLean, who announced her departure from the administration recently.

The 37-year-old Porter, who lives in Adamant, will earn $72,000 in the post.

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New England News
5:40 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Shumlin, Brock, Spar in TV Debate in Burlington

Vermont Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin and Republican challenger Randy Brock interrupted each other and challenged the truth of each other's statements during their last television debate before Election Day.

The candidates were allowed to ask each other questions during part of Wednesday night's debate hosted by WPTZ-TV in Burlington.

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WAMC News
5:20 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Vermont Governor's Challenger Calls on Shumlin for Debates

Vermont Statehouse
WAMC

Vermont's Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy Brock says Governor Peter Shumlin is avoiding debates before groups that could be hostile to some of his positions.

Brock made the comments Tuesday after Shumlin said he wouldn't be participating in any debates this campaign season sponsored by what he calls special interest groups.

But Shumlin said he was eager to take part in "five or six" debates sponsored by news organizations after he formally announces his candidacy next week. Shumlin says he has to balance the need to debate with his need to run the state.

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WAMC News
5:15 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

$2 Million in Development Grants Okayed in Vermont

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin
Vermont Governor's Office

Governor Peter Shumlin is announcing nearly $2 million in Vermont Community Development Program grants.

Of the total, $600,000 will go toward renovation of a landmark building in the center of Morristown, the former Arthur's department store. Shumlin says that project will also create 18 units of affordable housing.

Other grants announced Friday include $325,000 to the Town of Brattleboro for a loan to Carbon Harvest, $500,000 to the Town of Ludlow and Housing Trust of Rutland County for infrastructure improvements to the Tuckerville Mobile Home Park.

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