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Treasurer Race Gets Personal
Thursday, 10/04/12
By Bob Kinzel
With just five weeks to go before Election Day, the race for State Treasurer is getting very personal.
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Lt. Gov. Candidates Split On Plan For State Office Complex
Wednesday, 10/03/12
By Bob Kinzel
Cassandra Gekas thinks the full reconstruction of the Waterbury campus should be the state's top priority, while Lt. Gov. Phil Scott says the state needs to be ready to modify its current plan if FEMA funds fall short.
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Brock Says His Message On Economy: Vt. Is Open For Business
Monday, 10/01/12
By Bob Kinzel
Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy Brock has unveiled his plan to spur economic development in Vermont. He says his approach is needed because there's a perception that Vermont is a difficult place to do business.
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Super PAC Mailing Causes Voter Confusion
Friday, 09/28/12
By Bob Kinzel
The Vermont Town Clerks Association says it's concerned that a new early ballot initiative, organized by a Republican Super PAC, is causing a lot of confusion among voters.
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Analysis: The Gubernatorial And Treasurer Races
Friday, 09/28/12
By Bob Kinzel
Seven Days' "Fair Game" columnist Paul Heintz talks about the latest developments in the gubernatorial and state treasurer races.
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Republican Jack McMullen Lays Out Agenda In AG Race
Thursday, 09/27/12
By Steve Zind
Republican candidate Jack McMullen says Vermont's Attorney General should focus more on crime issues. He suggests that Vermont forge agreements with other states to send non-resident felons who commit crimes in Vermont back to their home states to serve their prison sentences. 
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Smith Announces New Write-In Bid
Thursday, 09/27/12
The loser of Vermont's Progressive Party primary for governor says she'll run as an independent write-in candidate in the general election.
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Brock, Shumlin Battle Over Key Issues In Second Debate
Wednesday, 09/26/12
By Bob Kinzel
A gubernatorial debate on Wednesday highlighted major differences between incumbent Democrat Peter Shumlin and Republican Randy Brock on health care, wind power, and the state's recovery from Irene.
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McMullen Outlines Issues In AG Campaign
Thursday, 09/27/12
By Jane Lindholm
Republican candidate Jack McMullen says his business background is needed in the Attorney General's office.
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Condos Dismisses Romney's Absentee Ballot Complaint As Politics
Wednesday, 09/26/12
By Kirk Carapezza
The presidential campaign of Republican Mitt Romney is complaining some Vermont military personnel serving overseas might not be able to get their absentee ballots in time to vote.
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Peyton Pushes State Bank, Hemp to Bolster Vermont Economy
Tuesday, 09/25/12
By Jane Lindholm
With six weeks until Election Day, five candidates for Vermont governor are jockeying for voters' attention. One of the lesser-known candidates is independent Emily Peyton.
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Sanders, MacGovern Diverge On Social Security Policy
Tuesday, 09/25/12
By Bob Kinzel
One of the major policy differences between Senator Bernie Sanders and his Republican challenger John MacGovern is how to revamp Social Security.
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With Six Weeks Until Election Day, In-Person Voting Picks Up In Vermont
Monday, 09/24/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, and election officials are urging citizens to fill out their paperwork well before the first Tuesday in November. Vermont is one of 25 states where voters can not only register, but they can also cast their ballot in person.
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Shumlin Says Lottery May Want To Go Online; Brock Disagrees
Monday, 09/24/12
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Peter Shumlin wants the Vermont Lottery Commission to take a serious look at developing online gaming opportunities. A number of states are exploring online gambling after the U.S. Justice Department dropped its long standing opposition to the idea.
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Mayors Of Seven Vermont Cities Endorse Shumlin's Re-election
Monday, 09/24/12
By Bob Kinzel
Seven mayors from around the state gathered in Montpelier Monday to endorse Governor Peter Shumlin's re-election.
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Lieutenant Governor Candidate Cassandra Gekas
Friday, 09/21/12
By Bob Kinzel
Cassandra Gekas, challenger for Lieutenant Governor, outlines her plans for health care and other issues, we get an update on campaign finances and listen back to the voices in the news.
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Condos Urges Vermonters To Register To Vote
Monday, 09/24/12
Secretary of State Jim Condos is urging Vermonters to register to vote before the November election. Tomorrow is National Voter Registration Day.
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Wind Power Becomes Issue In Lt. Governor Race
Friday, 09/21/12
By Bob Kinzel
The future of wind power in the state has become a key issue in the race for Lt. Governor. Incumbent Republican Phil Scott supports a two year moratorium on all major wind developments, while Cassandra Gekas, who is running as both the Democratic and Progressive candidate, thinks it's a mistake to impose a moratorium at this time.
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Brock Disagrees With Romney On 47 Percent
Thursday, 09/20/12
By Bob Kinzel
Vermont's Republican candidate for governor has come out sharply against the statements Mitt Romney made regarding people who rely on government support.
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Amid Statewide Debate, Newark Revises Plan To Block Industrial Wind
Thursday, 09/20/12
By Kirk Carapezza
The town of Newark has amended its town plan to make clear that it does not support industrial wind development.
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Bidens To Spend Weekend In New Hampshire
Thursday, 09/20/12
Two weeks after his last trip to the region, Vice President Joe Biden is heading back to New Hampshire.
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Brock Calls For An End To Newly Created Health Care Board
Wednesday, 09/19/12
By Bob Kinzel
Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy Brock is calling for major changes to Vermont's regulatory system for health care. Brock wants to dissolve the newly created Green Mountain Care Board because he says its members are unelected officials who aren't accountable to anyone.
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Brock To Talk Health Care
Wednesday, 09/19/12
The Republican running for Vermont governor says there are 25 things the state can do to reduce costs and raise quality in health care.
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Super PAC Ads Hit Statewide Races
Tuesday, 09/18/12
By Bob Kinzel
The latest campaign reports show that incumbents in Vermont's statewide races hold a strong fundraising edge over their challengers heading into the last seven weeks of the campaign. But the emergence of a new Super PAC could help even the field in some of these races.
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Vt. Judge Confirms Abbott Wins Progressive Primary
Tuesday, 09/18/12
By Bob Kinzel
A Vermont judge has ruled that Martha Abbott is the winner of the Progressive Party primary election for governor. Abbott has withdrawn and won't run in the general election. But under Vermont law, that doesn't throw the race to the second-place finisher, write-in candidate Annette Smith.
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