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politics http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/124/all en Corren takes aim at Phil Scott in race for lieutenant governor http://addisonindependent.com/201410corren-takes-aim-phil-scott-race-lieutenant-gov <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25932" style="width: 85px;"><a href="/201410corren-takes-aim-phil-scott-race-lieutenant-gov"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/deanCorren4284.thumbnail.jpg" alt="deanCorren4284.jpg" title="deanCorren4284.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="85" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DEAN CORREN </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Some of the state&rsquo;s political pundits are claiming next month&rsquo;s General Election ballot provides little chance for upsets or even tight races.</p> <p> Burlington Progressive Dean Corren wants to prove the pundits wrong. The Middlebury College graduate (class of 1976) is stumping for votes in hopes of unseating incumbent Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, R-Berlin, whom the <em>Addison Independent</em> will also interview for an upcoming issue of the paper.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25933">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410corren-takes-aim-phil-scott-race-lieutenant-gov" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Corren Election 2014 Featured lieutenant governor politics Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:10:19 +0000 Trent Campbell 25933 at http://addisonindependent.com Editorial: Razzle dazzle of the GOP http://addisonindependent.com/201208editorial-razzle-dazzle-gop <p><div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13016">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208editorial-razzle-dazzle-gop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial GOP politics Thu, 30 Aug 2012 16:21:45 +0000 angelo 13016 at http://addisonindependent.com Editorial: The tip of Mr. Akin's iceberg http://addisonindependent.com/201208editorial-tip-mr-akins-iceberg <p> The uproar over Congressman Todd Akin&rsquo;s, R-Missouri, statement on abortion has morphed into a serious concern for the Republican Party and its prospects to retake the presidency and U.S. Senate for one simple reason: his comments are reflective of the Republican Party and the belief of a majority of its congressional members. And that is a problem that gets too little attention.</p> <p> The GOP&rsquo;s drift to the extreme political right on social issues, and increasingly on fiscal ones, has been as dramatic as it is nonsensical.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12944">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208editorial-tip-mr-akins-iceberg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial abortion politics Thu, 23 Aug 2012 17:37:00 +0000 angelo 12944 at http://addisonindependent.com Democrat seeking Vt. lieutenant gov.'s job http://addisonindependent.com/201208democrat-seeking-vt-lieutenant-govs-job <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12854" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201208democrat-seeking-vt-lieutenant-govs-job"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/cassandrageikas.thumbnail.jpg" alt="cassandrageikas.jpg" title="cassandrageikas.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CASSANDRA GEKAS </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Cassandra Gekas has spent the past few years lobbying state politicians for health care reform as a representative of Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG).</p> <p> Now the Montpelier Democrat is seeking to become one of those being lobbied in the Vermont Statehouse &mdash; as lieutenant governor. Gekas, 30, is challenging incumbent Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott this November.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12855">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208democrat-seeking-vt-lieutenant-govs-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured politics Thu, 16 Aug 2012 15:24:01 +0000 John Flowers 12855 at http://addisonindependent.com Illuzzi vies for auditor post http://addisonindependent.com/201208illuzi-vies-auditor-post <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12833" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201208illuzi-vies-auditor-post"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/illuzi.thumbnail.jpg" alt="illuzi.jpg" title="illuzi.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> STATE AUDITOR CANDIDATE Sen. Vince Illuzzi, R-Derby, campaigns at the Addison County Fair and Field Days in New Haven Tuesday with Elizabeth Ready, a Licoln resident who is a former state senator and auditor. Independent photo/Andrea Warren </div> </div> </div> <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; After 32 years as a Vermont state senator, Vince Illuzzi knows the inner workings of state government like the back of his hand. It&rsquo;s experience that the Derby Republican wants to put to work for Vermonters as state auditor.</p> <p> Illuzzi, 58, will face Burlington Democrat Doug Hoffer for the state auditor&rsquo;s post, being vacated this year by incumbent Republican Tom Salmon.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12834">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208illuzi-vies-auditor-post" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven auditor Featured politics Mon, 13 Aug 2012 15:10:47 +0000 John Flowers 12834 at http://addisonindependent.com Critical farm bill stalled in house http://addisonindependent.com/201208critical-farm-bill-stalled-house <p> WASHINGTON, D.C. &mdash; The 2012 federal farm bill, which determines five years of agriculture and nutrition policy, could be postponed for another year, according to U.S. House of Representatives majority leaders.</p> <p> That prospect left Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., concerned by the prospect of a one-year extension of current agricultural policies and its potential effects on Vermont farmers.</p> <p> &ldquo;This would be very harmful to Vermont dairy farmers and others around the county,&rdquo; said Welch on Tuesday.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12712">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208critical-farm-bill-stalled-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont farm bill Featured politics US Congress Thu, 02 Aug 2012 14:28:50 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 12712 at http://addisonindependent.com Delegation weighs in on gun control http://addisonindependent.com/201208delegation-weighs-gun-control <p> WASHINGTON, D.C. &mdash; With the debate over gun control again simmering in the wake of the largest mass shooting in U.S. history in Aurora, Colo., on July 20, the three members of Vermont&rsquo;s Congressional delegation reiterated their beliefs that individual states should maintain their ability to shape their own firearm laws.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12685">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208delegation-weighs-gun-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont gun control politics US Congress Thu, 02 Aug 2012 14:05:08 +0000 John Flowers 12685 at http://addisonindependent.com Holzapfel back in running for Addison-3 House seat http://addisonindependent.com/201207holzapfel-back-running-addison-3-house-seat <p> FERRISBURGH &mdash; Vermont&rsquo;s political landscape has changed quite a bit since Ferrisburgh Democrat Arabella Holzapfel ran for the Vermont House back in 2000.</p> <p> That was a year during which the GOP claimed a decisive majority in the House following a session that saw passage of the nation&rsquo;s first civil union law.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12435">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201207holzapfel-back-running-addison-3-house-seat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ferrisburgh Featured politics Mon, 09 Jul 2012 13:41:12 +0000 John Flowers 12435 at http://addisonindependent.com Salisbury man takes on Jewett http://addisonindependent.com/201207salisbury-man-takes-jewett <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12391" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201207salisbury-man-takes-jewett"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/timryan4328.thumbnail.jpg" alt="timryan4328.jpg" title="timryan4328.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LONGTIME SALISBURY RESIDENT Tim Ryan is challenging incumbent Rep. Willem Jewett, D-Ripton, for the Addison-2 House seat this November. Ryan will run as an independent candidate. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> SALISBURY &mdash; As a self-employed paint contractor, Salisbury resident Tim Ryan has navigated through some choppy financial waters during the past four years while the economy has faltered.</p> <p> And through it all, Ryan believes his fortunes &mdash; and those of other small business owners &mdash; could have been improved if state government had done more to relieve the tax burden and reduce regulations on struggling enterprises.</p> <p> Now Ryan, 45, has decided he will try to change state economic development policy from within.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12392">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201207salisbury-man-takes-jewett" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Salisbury Featured House politics Thu, 05 Jul 2012 14:49:59 +0000 John Flowers 12392 at http://addisonindependent.com Three-term city mayor will not seek re-election http://addisonindependent.com/201205three-term-city-mayor-will-not-seek-re-election <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Vergennes Mayor Michael Daniels made official in a Wednesday phone interview what he hinted at during last Tuesday&rsquo;s city council meeting: He will not run again for his office next March.</p> <p> &ldquo;I am stepping down,&rdquo; Daniels said on May 23. &ldquo;I am going to stay active in the community in some way, shape or matter ... But unless something changes drastically, I am not running again next year ... I&rsquo;m still having fun, but it&rsquo;s time for a fresh set of eyes.&rdquo;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11947">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201205three-term-city-mayor-will-not-seek-re-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes elections Featured politics town government Mon, 28 May 2012 14:00:06 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 11947 at http://addisonindependent.com Lawmakers cap '12 session http://addisonindependent.com/201205lawmakers-cap-12-session <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Local lawmakers hailed the 2012 legislative session as one of the most productive in recent memory, producing what they said were some major advances in fortifying the state&rsquo;s roads and bridges, devising a new search-and-rescue policy and advancing health care reform.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11782">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201205lawmakers-cap-12-session" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Featured legislation legislature politics Thu, 10 May 2012 21:22:57 +0000 John Flowers 11782 at http://addisonindependent.com Shumlin says Legislature laid foundation for new jobs http://addisonindependent.com/201205shumlin-says-legislature-laid-foundation-new-jobs <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-11778" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201205shumlin-says-legislature-laid-foundation-new-jobs"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/shumlin5664.thumbnail.jpg" alt="shumlin5664.jpg" title="shumlin5664.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GOVERNOR PETER SHUMLIN </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Gov. Peter Shumlin on Tuesday commended the 2012 Legislature for adopting initiatives he said place the state on a firm foundation for job creation, fiscal solvency and sustainable health care costs &mdash; in spite of the crippling effects of Tropical Storm Irene.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11779">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201205shumlin-says-legislature-laid-foundation-new-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Featured governor legislature politics Thu, 10 May 2012 21:12:11 +0000 John Flowers 11779 at http://addisonindependent.com New Haven man to run for House http://addisonindependent.com/201205new-haven-man-run-house <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; Ed McGuire spent 18 years teaching math to Mount Abraham Union High School students before retiring in 2008.</p> <p> Now McGuire, a New Haven Democrat, will be reaching out to many of those same, now-adult students to earn their votes as he embarks on a race for the Addison-5 House seat that represents the towns of Bridport, Weybridge and New Haven.</p> <p> &ldquo;I do know a lot of young people,&rdquo; McGuire said on Monday, the official kick-off of his first foray into politics.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11773">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201205new-haven-man-run-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven legislature politics Thu, 10 May 2012 21:03:37 +0000 John Flowers 11773 at http://addisonindependent.com Acinapura will not seek re-election to Brandon House seat http://addisonindependent.com/201205acinapura-will-not-seek-re-election-brandon-house-seat <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-11771" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201205acinapura-will-not-seek-re-election-brandon-house-seat"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/joeacinapura0377.thumbnail.jpg" alt="joeacinapura0377.jpg" title="joeacinapura0377.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AFTER SIX AND a half years as Brandon’s representative at the Statehouse, Joe Acinapura says he will not run for re-election this fall. He is shown on the front steps of his Park Street home Monday morning. Brandon Reporter photo/Lee Kahrs </div> </div> </div> <p> BRANDON &mdash; It was with mixed feelings that Rep. Joe Acinapura, R-Brandon, officially announced this week he will not seek a fourth term in the Vermont House.</p> <p> Local murmurs about the decision had been rumbling for months, and in an interview on the steps of Acinapura&rsquo;s Park Street home Monday morning, the 73-year-old confirmed that he had made his choice some time ago.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11772">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201205acinapura-will-not-seek-re-election-brandon-house-seat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brandon politics Thu, 10 May 2012 21:01:46 +0000 Andrew Stein 11772 at http://addisonindependent.com Rutland newspaper publisher plans run for governor http://addisonindependent.com/201205rutland-newspaper-publisher-plans-run-governor <p> RUTLAND &mdash; The former owner and publisher of the<em>Brandon Reporter</em> and <em>Vermont Ski News </em>and founder of the Vermont Ski Museum has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor.</p> <p> Roy Newton, who publishes the<em>Lakeside News</em> and the <em>Rutland Sun</em>, made the announcement on the campus of Castleton State College on April 25.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11658">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201205rutland-newspaper-publisher-plans-run-governor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont politics Thu, 03 May 2012 19:36:10 +0000 Andrew Stein 11658 at http://addisonindependent.com