The commentary in the aftermath of Gov. Peter Shumlin’s third inaugural speech this past Thursday is at once fascinating, nonsensical and maddening — but also enlightening as a mirror of our political culture.
This week’s writer is Bruce Lisman, a resident of Shelburne and the founder of Campaign for Vermont.
I believe that economic growth and shared prosperity is the best way forward for Vermonters. A dynamic and broad-based economy offers a cure for issues of poverty, hunger and upward mobility. It can provide the resources to protect and enhance our environment and improve our infrastructure. Vermont can be an economic powerhouse of its own definition.
This week’s writer is Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin.
MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin was elected to another term in office this morning by earning an overwhelming majority of the votes cast in the Vermont Legislature.
After only brief discussion, members of the Vermont Senate and House of Representatives voted, 110-69, in favor of the incumbent Democratic governor over his Republican challenger, Scott Milne. Libertarian candidate Dan Feliciano received no votes.