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Vermont Politics

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...

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.

This State Is One Step Closer To Labeling GMOs

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

By Carey Gillam and Lisa Baertlein April 16 (Reuters) - The Vermont Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would make it the first U.S...

15 Vermont Towns Say Yes To Creating A Public State Bank

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

On the first Tuesday of March, communities across Vermont hold town meetings at which they elect local officials, approve the coming year’s budget a...

As Goes Vermont, So Goes The Country?

Heather Gautney | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Heather Gautney

As the longest serving independent in congressional history, a Sanders run could serve as a litmus test for breaking open our two-party political system. More fundamentally, it could become a referendum on American capitalism itself.

Joe Satran

Soda Tax Moves Forward

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 02.28.2013 | Healthy Living

A bizarre turn of events in the Vermont House Committee on Health Care this week led to the passage of a soda tax provision that was declared dead las...

Soda Tax Proposal Defeated For Odd Reason

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 02.25.2013 | Healthy Living

States and towns throughout the country (even Texas!) propose taxes on soda all the time. Lawmakers hope that these taxes will generate a bit of reven...

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...

Birther Movement Dealt Blow

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

A Vermont state judge has blocked a birther lawsuit to disqualify President Barack Obama from the state's ballot, while birther queen Orly Taitz claim...

Bachmann Donor's Super PAC Drops Illegal Ad

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

A Republican super PAC in Vermont with ties to a Paul Ryan and Michele Bachmann donor has pulled two ads using the state seal that a Vermont official ...

GOP Apologizes For Offensive Facebook Post

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

A county Republican Party chairman in Vermont apologized Monday afternoon for a racist statement that had appeared on the county GOP's Facebook page. ...

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...

2011 Changes to Voting Rights: Unnecessary Solutions to Non-Existent Problems

Jim Condos | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Jim Condos

Denying eligible voters the ability to use their constitutionally protected right to participate is the real voter fraud.

Sam Stein

Dean Gets HHS Endorsement From Patrick Leahy

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Chalk up another endorsement for Howard Dean taking over the reins of the Department of Health and Human Services. On Monday, Sen. Patrick Leahy said...