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Douglas Working To Change Divisiveness In Congress
Friday, 08/19/11
By Bob Kinzel
Former Governor Jim Douglas says he's "profoundly disappointed" by the inability of both Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress to come together on a meaningful debt reduction plan.
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Douglas Prepares To Say Farewell
Tuesday, 01/04/11
Political observers say Gov. Jim Douglas will be remembered for his tireless campaigning and ability to remember names and faces, skills that helped him buck the tide as a Republican in a left-leaning state.
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Douglas Heralded Change, Prosperity In Inaugural Addresses
Friday, 12/10/10
By Ric Cengeri
Eight years ago, Jim Douglas heralded a message of change in his first inaugural address and called for a new era of prosperity in 2009.
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Douglas Proud Of Fiscal Stewardship
Friday, 12/10/10
By Bob Kinzel
Looking back on his four terms as Governor of Vermont, Jim Douglas points to his fiscal and economic stewardship as one of his major accomplishments.
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Looking Back With Governor Douglas
Friday, 12/10/10
By Bob Kinzel
Jim Douglas discusses what he believes are the highlights and disappointments of his eight years as governor. Plus, we listen back to some memorable moments from his four terms.
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Former Sec. Of State Says Vote Discrepancies Are Common
Thursday, 08/26/10
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Jim Douglas says he won't be surprised if the "unofficial" vote total in the Democratic gubernatorial race changes after the Secretary of State's office has conducted its own tally of the votes. Douglas served as Secretary of State for 6 terms.
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Governor Jim Douglas
Friday, 08/27/10
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Jim Douglas discusses his opinions on new federal stimulus money and the primary election results and his plans for the future.
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Douglas To Eliminate Some State Jobs
Wednesday, 06/23/10
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Douglas says the state will need to eliminate some positions in state government in the coming months. But he says he hopes to achieve the goal of job reduction through attrition, not layoffs.
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Governor Changes His Mind On Medicare Rebate Checks
Monday, 06/14/10
By Bob Kinzel
The Douglas Administration has changed its mind about asking senior citizens to send their upcoming Medicare rebate checks to the state. The Governor now says getting the checks back would be an administrative nightmare, and so he's decided to back down from the issue.
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Douglas Regrets Failure To Reduce School Spending
Thursday, 06/03/10
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Jim Douglas says one of the biggest disappointments of his eight years in office is the failure to reduce spending on schools. He says the person who replaces him as governor will have to tackle the issue again.
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Douglas Vetoes Current Use Legislation
Thursday, 05/27/10
By John Dillon
Governor Jim Douglas has vetoed a bill that would have added fees and increased penalties in the state's current use tax program.
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At White House, Douglas Asks For Change To Renewable Energy Plan
Wednesday, 02/03/10
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Jim Douglas is urging the Obama Administration to modify its plan for promoting renewable energy sources across the country.
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