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state of the state http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1206/all en Shumlin stepping up battle against heroin 'epidemic' http://addisonindependent.com/201401shumlin-stepping-battle-against-heroin-epidemic-0 <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> Anne Galloway VTDigger.org </div> </div> </div> <p> MONTPELIER &mdash; In his fourth annual state of the state address this past Wednesday, Gov. Peter Shumlin used his bully pulpit to home in on one topic: the &ldquo;epidemic&rdquo; of opiate addiction in Vermont.</p> <p> It was an unusual strategy. Typically, governors (and as Shumlin has in the past) use the state of the state address to give Vermonters the administration&rsquo;s vision for the coming year on a variety of perennial topics, such as the economy, education, health care and the environment.</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/21053">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201401shumlin-stepping-battle-against-heroin-epidemic-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Featured heroin Shumlin state of the state Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:36:36 +0000 Alex M 21053 at http://addisonindependent.com Editorial: Vermont's state of affairs: 2014 http://addisonindependent.com/201401editorial-vermonts-state-affairs-2014 <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> Angelo S. Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">The challenge of government is allocating scant resources to meet an insatiable demand.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/20978">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201401editorial-vermonts-state-affairs-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial Shumlin state of the state Thu, 09 Jan 2014 14:56:48 +0000 Zach Despart 20978 at http://addisonindependent.com FULL TEXT: Gov. Shumlin's State of the State address http://addisonindependent.com/201401full-text-gov-shumlins-state-state-address <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> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> Below is the full text of Gov. Shumlin&#39;s Jan. 8 State of the State address to the legislature.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/20960">full story</a></h4> Addison County legislature Shumlin state of the state Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:20:54 +0000 Addison Independent 20960 at http://addisonindependent.com Gov. Shumlin challenges Vermont to focus on education http://addisonindependent.com/201301gov-shumlin-challenges-vermont-focus-education <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-14930" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201301gov-shumlin-challenges-vermont-focus-education"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/shumlin, Peter 9130.thumbnail.jpg" alt="shumlin, Peter 9130.jpg" title="shumlin, Peter 9130.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"> GOV. PETER SHUMLIN </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> Dave Gram of the Associated Press </div> </div> </div> <p> MONTPELIER (AP) &mdash; Gov. Peter Shumlin devoted his second inaugural address Thursday almost entirely to education, calling for stronger high school math requirements and college tuition breaks for science, technology and math students.</p> <p> &ldquo;Success in the new economy depends on an educated workforce with skills beyond high school in science, computer technology, engineering and math,&rdquo; the Democratic governor told a House chamber packed with lawmakers, state officials, Vermont&rsquo;s congressional delegation and others.</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/14931">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201301gov-shumlin-challenges-vermont-focus-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Shumlin state of the state Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:14:27 +0000 Addison Independent 14931 at http://addisonindependent.com Shumlin looks to use momentum from Irene http://addisonindependent.com/201201shumlin-looks-use-momentum-irene <p> MONTPELIER &mdash; Gov. Peter Shumlin on Jan. 5 exhorted lawmakers to attack such issues as health care reform, drug abuse and improving public education with the same zeal and creativity that Vermonters showed in rebuilding the state&rsquo;s roads and bridges following Tropical Storm Irene last August.</p> <p> And Addison County lawmakers on both sides of the aisle said they were up for the challenge.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10430">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201201shumlin-looks-use-momentum-irene" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Gov. Shumlin Irene state of the state Mon, 09 Jan 2012 18:00:05 +0000 John Flowers 10430 at http://addisonindependent.com Gov. Shumlin's state of the state http://addisonindependent.com/201201gov-shumlins-state-state <p> Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, fellow Vermonters:</p> <p> Thank you. It&rsquo;s been such a privilege to serve as Vermont&rsquo;s governor over the past year. Our partnership of community, courage, and common purpose that has empowered us through the unprecedented challenges dumped upon us by Mother Nature, combined with our willingness to make the tough choices necessary to grow jobs and economic opportunities for all Vermonters, has made us stronger.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10443">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201201gov-shumlins-state-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont government state of the state Sun, 08 Jan 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 10443 at http://addisonindependent.com