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Vermont Guard Members Face 20 Percent Pay Cut
Thursday, 02/28/13
By Kirk Carapezza
Massive federal spending cuts are set to kick in within hours. The automatic cuts - known as sequestration in Washington-speak - are certain to affect Vermonters, including civilian defense employees in the Vermont National Guard.
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As Coastal Storm Blasts New England, Vermont Escapes Brunt of Damage
Saturday, 02/09/13
By Kirk Carapezza
Many New England states declared a state of emergency this weekend following the major coastal storm that dumped more than two feet of snow in parts of the region, including southern Vermont. Road crews and state officials saw it as just another winter day.
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On the Road, Shumlin Seeks Support for His Budget Proposals
Monday, 02/04/13
By Kirk Carapezza
Gov. Peter Shumlin is staunchly defending his plan to transfer money from the state's Earned Income Tax Credit to fund early childhood education subsidies, hitting the road this week to make his case.
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Ears Open: Shumlin Says F-35 Is Not Much Louder Than F-16
Thursday, 12/13/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Gov. Peter Shumlin was in Florida most of the day Wednesday to hear how F-35 fighter jets compare to F-16s. Shumlin says he doesn't think the new jet is appreciably louder than the one it would replace at the Vermont Air National Guard.
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Shumlin Plans To Evaluate How Loud F-35s Are In Florida
Thursday, 12/06/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Gov. Peter Shumlin says he'll travel to Florida next week, where he'll hear first-hand the sound of fighter jets that could soon be based at the Vermont Air Guard in South Burlington, fulfilling a campaign promise that he made to progressive supporters who oppose the F-35 program.
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Shumlin Warns Against Bath Salts
Thursday, 10/25/12
Governor Peter Shumlin is in Barre Thursday to talk about the dangers of bath salts.
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Shumlin, Brock Jump Into Contentious Race For State Treasurer
Wednesday, 10/24/12
By Bob Kinzel
In a debate sponsored by the Burlington Free Press, Vermont's gubernatorial candidates were asked if they had seen any evidence of the highly partisan, negative style of Washington, D.C., politics in the state's elections this year.
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Shumlin Seeking State Fuel Assistance Funds
Wednesday, 10/24/12
Governor Peter Shumlin and key lawmakers want the state to add $8.8 million to the Low Income Home Heating Assistance Program.
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Shumlin Pushes For Single-Payer Health Care At DNC
Friday, 09/07/12
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Peter Shumlin says he hopes Congress will amend the Affordable Care Act to allow individual states to implement a single payer health care system as soon as possible.
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Shumlin Administration Meets With Towns Regarding F-35s
Thursday, 07/12/12
By Kirk Carapezza
The Shumlin Administration says it's working to answer questions about the Air Force's plan to base F-35 fighter jets at Burlington International Airport.
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Analysis: SCOTUS Decision Will Benefit Gov. Shumlin
Saturday, 06/30/12
By Peter Biello
Veteran Journalist Hamilton Davis speaks with VPR's Peter Biello about how the SCOTUS decision on President Obama's healthcare law will benefit Governor Peter Shumlin this election season.
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In Vermont, Court's Decision On Health Law Elicits Responses
Friday, 06/29/12
The Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Obama's health care bill has elicited plenty of responses from Vermonters.
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Shumlin Announces His Re-election Bid
Tuesday, 06/12/12
In a statement issued Tuesday morning, Governor Peter Shumlin cited his record on job creation and Tropical Storm Irene recovery as qualifications for another term.
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Jeffersonville Voters Approve Plan To Buy Land In Floodplain
Wednesday, 06/06/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Flood-weary voters in a small Lamoille County community have given their village leaders permission to continue pursuing a land deal that supporters say would both preserve a floodplain and prevent future development there.
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Vt. Reiterates Request To Increase FEMA Reimbursement For Irene Damage
Thursday, 05/10/12
By Kirk Carapezza
As Gov. Peter Shumlin is asking President Obama to increase the state's federal reimbursement for damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene from 75 to 90 percent, the cost of Irene-related repair work continues to saddle city and town finances.
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Vt. Legislature Supports Hydro Bill
Tuesday, 05/08/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Hydroelectric advocates are touting a bill that was approved by the Legislature and is now heading to the governor's desk. The measure would expedite permitting for small-scale hydro-electric projects.
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Vermont Recognizes Abenaki
Monday, 05/07/12
At a ceremony outside the Statehouse Monday, Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a bill recognizing the Missisquoi band from the Swanton area and the Koasek band from the Newbury area.
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Shumlin Pledges To Sign 'Cloud' Tax Legislation, Urge Moratorium
Friday, 05/04/12
By Bob Kinzel
Gov. Peter Shumlin says he will sign legislation that imposes the state sales tax on cloud computing software beginning in the summer of 2013, but he says he will try to persuade lawmakers next year to drop this tax before it goes into effect.
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Governor Signs Bill Designed To Overhaul Mental Health System
Wednesday, 04/04/12
By Ross Sneyd
The new law calls for the state to replace the outdated 54-bed state mental health hospital that formerly operated in Waterbury before it was badly damaged by Tropical Storm Irene's floods last year.
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Shumlin Says 80 State Hospital Employees Will Be Laid Off
Friday, 02/24/12
Administration Secretary Jeb Spaulding tells The Associated Press that the workers are scheduled to get layoff notices Friday and they'll formally leave state employment in April.
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Liberal Lawmakers Want To Tax Rich, Weatherize Homes
Friday, 02/10/12
By Bob Kinzel
A group of roughly a dozen lawmakers wants to dramatically increase funds for the state's weatherization program to help Vermonters deal with rising fuel costs. The program would be financed by increasing taxes on wealthier people.
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Shumlin Bows To Business Community On Health Care Plan
Monday, 02/06/12
By Bob Kinzel
The debate over health care this session at the Statehouse became less contentious on Monday when Governor Peter Shumlin adopted several key provisions backed by the state's business community.
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Shumlin: Hold Line On Taxes, Boost Higher Ed
Thursday, 01/12/12
Gov. Peter Shumlin has outlined a budget for the next fiscal year that calls for no increases in income or sales taxes and relies on projections of increasing revenue due to an improving economy to spend more on higher education and in other areas.
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Critics From Right And Left Take Aim At Shumlin Speech
Thursday, 01/05/12
By John Dillon
Governor Shumlin's likely Republican challenger says the governor has advanced policies that will raise the cost of living in Vermont. But other advocates say Shumlin should consider raising taxes to fund threatened programs.
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In Address, Governor Boasts State's Economic Strength
Thursday, 01/05/12
By Ross Sneyd
Though Governor Peter Shumlin spent most of his state of the state speech talking about the recovery from Tropical Storm Irene, he did take time to boast about the strength of the state's economy.
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