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Dem Gov Under Scrutiny For Questionable Deal

AP | DAVE GRAM | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. — Soon after the successful real estate investor built his McMansion on a rural dirt road here outside Vermont's capital, h...

Dem Gov Signs Landmark Bill Into Law

AP | WILSON RING | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- After years of debate, Vermont became the fourth state in the country Monday to allow doctors to prescribe lethal doses of medicine...

State Moves One Step Closer To Landmark Suicide Legislation

AP | DAVE GRAM | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Vermont House approved a measure Monday night that would allow doctors to provide lethal medication to terminally ill pati...

State Moves Closer To Enacting Rare Suicide Legislation

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

Vermonters in favor of doctor-assisted suicides are one step closer to seeing legislation enacted. The Vermont State Senate voted 17-13 on Wednesda...

We Need More Women in Governorships

Gov. Peter Shumlin | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Gov. Peter Shumlin

For every piece of good news we hear about women assuming new leadership roles, there is more evidence that our current political culture fails to encourage qualified women to run for office.

John Celock

Top Dem: Govs 'Scared To Death'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, the head of the Democratic Governors Association, steered clear of calling for a total assault weapons ban F...

John Celock

Republicans In Two State Legislatures Vote Against Subsidized Lunch And Milk Programs

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

Republicans in the North Dakota and Vermont state Legislatures on Tuesday voted against subsidizing lunch or milk for school children. The North Da...

Peter Shumlin Wins Reelection

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) was projected the winner of his race by The Associated Press Tuesday evening. Entering Election Day, polls showed Sh...

Shumlin Wins Second Term

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Republican candidate Randy Brock was projected to lose the Vermont gubernatorial race to Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin, according to the Associated Pr...

Vermont Governor Praises State's Response To Irene

AP | DAVE GRAM | Posted 10.27.2012 | Green

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont has become a national leader in how to respond to natural disasters, Gov. Peter Shumlin says, and there's little he'd...

John Celock

'West Wing' Episode Comes To Life

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

The political push by a group of geographers has managed to unite a bipartisan group of governors that normally don't agree. A campaign by the Ass...

Randy Brock Aide Praises 'Common Sense' Ultrasound Bill

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

Vermont Democrats are criticizing the Republican candidate for governor after one of his aides praised Virginia's new law requiring an ultrasound befo...

VT Becomes First State To Ban Fracking

AP | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin on Wednesday signed into law the nation's first ban on a hotly debated natural gas drilling techni...

Vermont 'Almost Lost The Governor' To Bears

AP | WILSON RING | Posted 06.13.2012 | Green

MONTPELIER, Vt. — A late-night encounter with four bears trying to snack from backyard birdfeeders gave Vermont's governor a lesson in what not ...

130 Arrested At Vermont Yankee Protest

AP | WILSON RING | Posted 05.22.2012 | Green

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — A 93-year-old anti-nuclear activist was among more than 130 protesters arrested at the corporate headquarters of the Vermont ...

Democratic Governors Tell Republican Governors To 'Cheer Up'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's Democratic governors have been telling their Republican counterparts to "cheer up" Monday morning, as the states' chief exe...

The Battle for Vermont's Health -- And Why It Matters for the Rest of the Country

Wendell Potter | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Despite the ceaseless spin, Vermont lawmakers last May demonstrated they could not be bought nor intimidated when they became the first in the nation to pass a bill that will probably establish a single-payer beachhead in the U.S.

Top 10 Marijuana Highlights From 2011

Rob Kampia | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics
Rob Kampia

The following list comprises the 10 most significant, positive developments relating to marijuana policy reform in the U.S. in 2011.

Governor Grapples With Post-Irene Budget

AP | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- The top budget official in the administration of Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is going to give lawmakers the state's best estimate of...

State Of Vermont Supporting 'Eat More Kale' Artist In Chick-Fil-A Battle

AP | By WILSON RING | Posted 12.05.2011 | Home

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- The state of Vermont threw its support Monday behind a folk artist whose T-shirt business is being threatened by the nation's secon...

WATCH: Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin Says 'It Gets Better'

Gov. Peter Shumlin | Posted 12.04.2011 | Gay Voices
Gov. Peter Shumlin

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Vermont Governor On Climate Change: Our Kids Mean More To Us Than Our Greed

Posted 11.26.2011 | Green

Following the extreme weather events slamming Vermont over the past few weeks, the state is saying it's time for change. And that call for action is c...

Vermont Governor Marries Lesbian Couple

AP | JOHN CURRAN | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Making good on a campaign promise, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin married a lesbian couple in a small ceremony in his office. The...

Health Insurers Have Had Their Chance

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.31.2011 | Business
Wendell Potter

Private insurers have had their chance to control costs and expand access and have failed miserably. It is time, more and more people believe, to replace them with a single payer: the government.

Vermont Becomes First State To Move Toward Universal Health Care

Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

By Zach Howard BRATTLEBORO, Vermont -- Vermont became the first state to lay the groundwork for single-payer health care on Thursday when its g...