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Shumlin Hires Legislative Leader For Health Post
Tuesday, 07/19/11
By Ross Sneyd
Governor Peter Shumlin has chosen a leader in the Legislature to head the Department of Vermont Health Access.
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Shumlin Appointees Will Need To Navigate Conflicts
Monday, 12/20/10
An environmental conservation commissioner who recently represented environmental groups in battles against Omya and Vermont Yankee, and a public service commissioner whose husband works for a law firm that represents Green Mountain Power.
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Shumlin Names Beth Pearce To Lead Treasurer's Office
Monday, 12/20/10
By John Dillon
Governor-elect Peter Shumlin, who picked state Treasurer Jeb Spaulding to be his administration secretary, has chosen Spaulding's replacement. It is Beth Pearce, who is now the deputy treasurer.
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Shumlin Won't Mandate School Cuts
Thursday, 12/23/10
A week after many Vermont school districts failed to meet a deadline for budget cutting proposals, Governor-Elect Peter Shumlin says he will not mandate the cuts to meet $23 million in savings.
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Shumlin Picks Colston For Service Commission
Wednesday, 01/05/11
Governor-elect Peter Shumlin has appointed Harold Colston as executive director of the Vermont Commission on National and Community Service.
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Shumlin Formally Elected Governor; Scott Wins Lt. Governor
Thursday, 01/06/11
By Ross Sneyd
Peter Shumlin was officially elected governor Thursday morning by the Legislature. And Phil Scott was officially elected lieutenant governor.
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Peter Shumlin Describes His 'Big, Ambitious, Achievable' Agenda
Thursday, 01/06/11
Gov. Peter Shumlin laid out what he described as a "big, ambitious, achievable" agenda in his inaugural address to a joint session of the Legislature on Thursday.
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Governor's Priorities Set, Advocacy Groups Discuss Their Agendas
Monday, 01/10/11
By Jane Lindholm
In his inaugural address last week, Peter Shumlin laid out some of his priorities for the next two years. Now, five local advocacy organizations discuss their priorities for this legislative session, under the new administration.
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Statewide Officers Sworn In For 2-year Terms
Friday, 01/07/11
Montpelier Democrat Jim Condos has taken his oath of office as Vermont's new secretary of state.
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Transition Team Mirrors Governor's Goals
Thursday, 01/06/11
By Jane Lindholm
Co-chair of the Shumlin transition team Liz Bankowski believes the transition chair must share the new governor's political goals and philosophies.
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Shumlin To Be Sworn In As Governor
Thursday, 01/06/11
Peter Shumlin will take over as Vermont's new governor today, with promises to jumpstart the state's economy and close a projected $150 million budget gap for the next fiscal year.
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Douglas Leaves 50-Mile Commute Behind
Thursday, 01/06/11
By Nina Keck
For 38 years, Jim Douglas has commuted from his home in Middlebury to Montpelier.  First, part time, as a state lawmaker. Then five days a week as secretary of state, state treasurer - and for the last eight years as governor. VPR's Nina Keck commuted with Governor Douglas for his last full day of work and filed this report.
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Windham County Celebrates Shumlin Inauguration
Thursday, 01/06/11
By Susan Keese
Governor-elect Peter Shumlin spent the eve of his inauguration on his home turf in Windham County. Shumlin is a native of Putney.
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Governor Douglas Bids Farewell To Legislature
Wednesday, 01/05/11
After nearly 40 years in elective office, Jim Douglas said goodbye Wednesday. He delivered his formal farewell to a joint session of the House and Senate.
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What Really Happens During A Gubernatorial Transition?
Thursday, 01/06/11
By Jane Lindholm
We get an insider's view of the preparations, pitfalls and the eventual hand-off of power from a transition team insider. Plus, State Archivist Gregory Sanford takes us through a bit of the state's inaugural address history.
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Legislature Returns, Elects Leaders; Douglas Says Goodbye
Wednesday, 01/05/11
Vermont's 2011 legislative session gets under way today with Democrats in control of the governor's office, the Senate and House, but with no extra money to spend.
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Kunin Applauds Shumlin Appointments
Wednesday, 01/05/11
Former Governor Madeleine Kunin says all Vermonters benefit when the governor and lieutenant governor work together.
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On The Eve Of Transition, Former Governor Madeleine Kunin Looks Back
Tuesday, 01/04/11
By Jane Lindholm
As we near Governor Jim Douglas' last day in office, former Governor Madeleine Kunin talks about transitions - and farewells.
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Shumlin Gives Leadership Roles To Scott, Dubie
Tuesday, 01/04/11
By Bob Kinzel
Governor elect Peter Shumlin, a Democrat, has taken the unusual step of asking Vermont's new Republican Lt. Governor, Phil Scott, to be a member of the governor's cabinet. Shumlin says there are a number of key areas where Scott can be an important member of the new gubernatorial team.
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How To Get Organized -- And Stay Organized -- In 2011
Tuesday, 01/04/11
By Jane Lindholm
Getting organized is one of the most popular of New Years resolutions, but it can be a hard one to keep. Professional organizers Kelly McCann and Porter Knight discuss how to get organized both at home and at work.
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Shumlin To Kick Off 3-Day Inaugural Events, Legislature Returns
Monday, 01/03/11
The Vermont Statehouse will come to life this week with the swearing in of legislators and the new governor.
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Former Environment Official Appointed No. 2 At Natural Resources
Thursday, 12/30/10
Governor-elect Peter Shumlin has made a couple of the final appointments to his administration, this time to the Agency of Natural Resources.
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Burlington Fire Chief To Head Vt. Emergency Management
Wednesday, 12/29/10
Burlington Fire Chief Michael O'Neil has been appointed director of Vermont Emergency Management.
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Shumlin Taps Former Speaker Obuchowski For Administration
Tuesday, 12/28/10
By Ross Sneyd
The longest-serving member of the Vermont House is stepping down to take a position in the Shumlin administration.
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Douglas Officials Will Vote To Expand Nuclear Waste Dump
Monday, 12/27/10
By John Dillon
Officials with the outgoing Douglas administration will vote in favor next week of expanding a nuclear waste dump that Vermont shares with Texas. That's even though Governor-elect Peter Shumlin asked that the vote be delayed so his staff could have time to evaluate the plan.
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