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Peter Shumlin

Vermont Governor Election Results: State Legislature To Decide Winner

AP | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An unexpectedly strong challenge to Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin means the gubernatorial race will be decided by the state Legi...

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 09.24.2014 | 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...

Vermont To Become First State To Require Labels On GMO Foods

AP | DAVE GRAM and LISA RATHKE | Posted 06.23.2014 | Green

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requir...

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 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...

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...