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Peter Shumlin

Democratic Governors Fall Far Shy Of Republican Counterparts' Fundraising Haul

AP | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic Governors Association says it raised $12.5 million in the first three months of this year, roughly half what its Re...

Faces of a Failed War

Vanessa Contopulos | Posted 03.04.2014 | 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...

Why Chris Christie Is Keeping A Low Profile

AP | KEN THOMAS and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving cautiously to repair his image, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is maintaining a low profile this weekend as the nation's go...

Democrats See Chances For Gains In Governor Races

AP | KEN THOMAS and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats, facing fewer opportunities to pick up seats in the Senate and House, see a more fertile playing field in the three doze...

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.

State Working Toward Ambitious Health Care Goal

AP | DAVE GRAM | Posted 12.26.2013 | Politics

MONTPELIER, Vt. — MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — As states open insurance marketplaces amid uncertainty about whether they're a solution for health ca...

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...

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 ...