With tag: campaign_2012
Condos: Official Election Results May Be Delayed
of State Jim Condos says the official results of the upcoming election could be
delayed past Thanksgiving by a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Justice Department.
GOP Super PAC Focusing On Down Ticket Races
By Bob Kinzel
A Vermont based
Republican Super PAC is on track to spend $1 million during the 2012
campaign and the group is putting a lot of its energy into the race for State
Treasurer. The GOP Super PAC is called
Vermonters First and it's bankrolled by Lenore Broughton of Burlington. The group has raised just over $684,000
for this campaign cycle and all but $900 has come from Broughton.
Incumbents Far Ahead In Fundraising
Monday was a state and federal campaign finance reporting deadline and,
all around, Vermont's top politicians have a financial advantage over
Legislator Says PAC's Ads On Democrats' Tax Policy Is Off Base
By John Dillon
Turn on your television or
open your mailbox and it's hard to avoid an anti-tax message from a group
called Vermonters First. The new political action committee is spending
hundreds of thousands of dollars on political mailings and TV ads. One ad features a variety of people
said to run their own businesses, including a designer and a hair stylist. They
say they're worried that their cost of business may soon go up.
How To Pay For Single Payer? The Answer Will Have To Wait
By Bob Kinzel
A provision in Vermont's health care law called on the
Shumlin Administration to identify several ways to finance a single payer
health care system early next year. But the 2013 date was chosen when it seemed that the state might get
a federal waiver to implement a single payer plan in the next few years. Since that possibility now seems
remote, officials say it doesn't make any sense to vote on a plan until
at least 2015.
Live Coverage Of The Vice Presidential Debate
VPR airs coverage of the Vice Presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan,
live from Centre
College in Danville
Kentucky. The focus is foreign and domestic
Vt. Yankee Lawsuit Divides AG Candidates
By Bob Kinzel
The future of the Vermont
Yankee Nuclear Power Plant is emerging as an issue in the race for Attorney
General. While Incumbent Democrat Bill
Sorrell is defending the state's decision to try to close the plant as soon as
possible, his two opponents oppose the strategy for different reasons.
Scott Nearing Final Leg Of Statewide Bike Tour
A 500-mile, 14-county bicycle tour is giving Vermont's lieutenant governor a new perspective on the state
as he campaigns for a second term. The tour is also providing him plenty of
time to think about the issues.