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Vermont Governor Wants Legislation To Legalize Marijuana

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

Jan 7 (Reuters) - Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin said on Thursday he would seek to legalize marijuana through the legislative process, instead of thro...

The Biggest Moments in Youth Activism at the UN Climate Negotiations

Aly Johnson-Kurts | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics
Aly Johnson-Kurts

The biggest moments in youth activism at the United Nations climate negotiations (COP21) were focused on limiting global temperature rise, supporting the efforts of the most vulnerable populations, and bringing domestic issues to the international arena.

Vermont's Governor Reveals Complications, Surprises Of State's Fight Against Opiate Addiction

Pew's Stateline | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

How Is Marijuana Policy Factoring into the Presidential Campaign?

Rob Kampia | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Rob Kampia

Setting aside the ability of the cannabis industry to have some degree of impact on the current presidential race, what are the positions of some of the more interesting candidates?

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin Won't Seek Re-Election In 2016

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) said Monday that he would not be running for a fourth two-year term as governor in 2016. Shumlin said...

Kate Sheppard

Vermont Governor To Mitch McConnell: Climate Change Is Real And We Should Deal With It

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has undertaken a personal campaign to get the governors of all 50 states to refuse to ab...

Vermont Governor Re-Elected By State Legislature

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) was re-elected Thursday by the Vermont legislature, which voted 110-69 for Shumlin over challenger Scott Milne. The November...

Governor Shumlin's Surrender: Vermont Democrats Abandon Quest for Single Payer Plan

Steve Early | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
Steve Early

For nearly four years, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin has been basking in the glow of press accolades like the one above. Unfortunately, what was often misreported nationally as a done deal was far from it in Montpelier, the state's capital.

Vermonters Burn Medical Bills To Protest Governor's Single-Payer Decision

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics

Activists gathered Thursday at Vermont's state Capitol to protest Gov. Peter Shumlin's (D) decision to drop the state's planned conversion to a single...

Critical Months Ahead for Single-Payer Advocates

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Whether the Green Mountain State keeps moving forward with its goal of achieving universal coverage while also reducing the growth of health care spending depends largely on how the state's residents and businesses react to what Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has in mind.

Here's Some Advice On What Not To Do During A Debate

The Huffington Post | Lauren Weber, Christine Conetta & Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

We're exactly one week away from the 2014 elections, and midterm apathy is in the air. Yet, HuffPost decided to watch hundreds of hours of debates ...

Man's World

John Odum | Posted 11.24.2014 | Books
John Odum

While it's a great thing to step back and consider the significant progress made in the last few decades towards social and economic equality for women, the fact is you never have to wait very long before encountering a stark reminder of just how much work is left to do - even up here in oh-so-liberal Vermont.

These 3 Governors Are Definitely Not Good Neighbors

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) campaigned on Monday for Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine), who is running to unseat Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R). Pat...

Why It Makes No Sense to Cut the Minimum Wage

Gov. Peter Shumlin | Posted 08.27.2014 | Chicago
Gov. Peter Shumlin

Decades ago, FDR chose the right path for our country and prevailed in the face of opposition determined to block a fair wage for our workers.

Vermont's Raising It's Minimum Wage To $10.50, Higher Than Any Other State

Reuters | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics

BOSTON, June 9 (Reuters) - Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin on Monday signed a law that will raise the state's minimum wage to $10.50 an hour by 2018,...

My Conversation With Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin

Tavis Smiley | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Tonight on PBS, I have a conversation with Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, who tomorrow will make history when he signs a bill that makes his state the first in the nation to require labeling of all genetically modified food.

Sam Stein

Top Democratic Governor Tells Big-Time Donors To Ante Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The man responsible for electing Democrats to governorships around the country urged his party's wealthy donors on Tuesday morning to st...

Faces of a Failed War

Vanessa Contopulos | Posted 05.04.2014 | Impact
Vanessa Contopulos

We will only change our policies and our attitudes when we open ourselves up to the stories of those affected by addiction and recognize the true human cost of decades of failed strategy.

Jon Ward

Chris Christie's Foil, A Northeastern Liberal, Makes His Way On The National Stage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin held up his right hand, thumb to forefinger, in the shape of a zero. That's how much experience the form...

Is Decriminalization the Best Approach to Vermont's, and Nation's, Drug Abuse Problem?

Sam Tracy | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Sam Tracy

Criminalizing drugs doesn't make them disappear, it simply drives them underground into much more dangerous settings.

Vermont Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession Up To An Ounce

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) signed a bill on Thursday decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana. The new law, which goes into ef...

Vermont Takes Major Step To Prevent Overdose Deaths

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) signed legislation on Wednesday offering protection to anyone seeking medical help in the incident of a drug or alcohol...

John Celock

Top Dem Gov. Expects Unity Against Christie

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Democratic Governors Association is expecting the fractured New Jersey Democratic Party to unite behind the party's p...

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.