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governor http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1438/all en Community Forum: Jobs, affordability and quality of life http://addisonindependent.com/201501community-forum-jobs-affordability-and-quality-life <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> Peter Shumlin </div> </div> </div> <p> <em>This week&rsquo;s writer is Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin.</em></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/28026">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501community-forum-jobs-affordability-and-quality-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion governor Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:38:00 +0000 Zach Despart 28026 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Voters' wishes were ignored http://addisonindependent.com/201501opinion-voters-wishes-were-ignored <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> Rustan Swenson </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> In this last election cycle a precious few enlightened Citizens beheld the voice of one crying in the wilderness, a lone echo, and they cast their votes in the hope of a rebirth, a renaissance, a new beginning. I was humbled and profoundly grateful for these heroic voters from across Vermont from Shelburne to Shoreham, to Orwell, Whiting and Middlebury.</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/27963">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501opinion-voters-wishes-were-ignored" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion election governor Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:16:49 +0000 Zach Despart 27963 at http://addisonindependent.com Governor stresses renewables, lake cleanup in inaugural address http://addisonindependent.com/201501governor-stresses-renewables-lake-cleanup-inaugural-address <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-27919" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201501governor-stresses-renewables-lake-cleanup-inaugural-address"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/statehouse.thumbnail.jpg" alt="statehouse.jpg" title="statehouse.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"> A SELECT GROUP of lawmakers count the ballots that were cast by the General Assembly in last Thursday&#039;s vote for governor. Legislators affirmed the results of November&#039;s General Election by casting 110 votes for Peter Shumlin and 69 for Scott Milne. Independent photo/John Flowers </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; There was a distinct Addison County flavor to Gov. Peter Shumlin&rsquo;s Jan. 8 inaugural address, during which he emphasized renewable energy initiatives, agriculture and renewed efforts to clean up Lake Champlain.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27920">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501governor-stresses-renewables-lake-cleanup-inaugural-address" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Baser election Featured governor inaugural Jewett Shumlin Smith statehouse Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:59:37 +0000 Zach Despart 27920 at http://addisonindependent.com Legislators to decide governor's race this week http://addisonindependent.com/201501legislators-decide-governors-race <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; A majority of Addison County&rsquo;s lawmakers said they will vote in favor of incumbent Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin over Republican Scott Milne when the Vermont General Assembly decides the matter on this Thursday.</p> <p> Per the state Constitution, the General Assembly must decide the contest by ballot when it convenes Jan. 8 because neither Shumlin nor Milne garnered more than 50 percent of the votes cast back on Nov. 4.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27781">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501legislators-decide-governors-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Featured governor legislature Milne Scott Mon, 05 Jan 2015 15:04:11 +0000 Zach Despart 27781 at http://addisonindependent.com Top stories of 2014: #7 — New faces, angry voters mark Election 2014 http://addisonindependent.com/201501top-stories-2014-7-%E2%80%94-new-faces-angry-voters-mark-election-2014 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-27763" style="width: 64px;"><a href="/201501top-stories-2014-7-%E2%80%94-new-faces-angry-voters-mark-election-2014"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/FPNov6.thumbnail.jpg" alt="FPNov6.jpg" title="FPNov6.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="64" height="100" /></a></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> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> The General Election of 2014 saw one local veteran lawmaker go down to defeat, and Addison County voters also added to some tense moments for incumbent Gov. Peter Shumlin as the ballots were counted on Nov. 4.</p> <p> Bristol Republican Fred Baser had failed in 2010 to break through in his bid for one of the two seats representing Addison-4, the House district that includes the towns of Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton and Starksboro. But he made up for it in a big way this past November, finishing as the top vote-getter in a four-way race for the pair of seats.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27764">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501top-stories-2014-7-%E2%80%94-new-faces-angry-voters-mark-election-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County 2014 election governor top stories Mon, 05 Jan 2015 13:43:34 +0000 Zach Despart 27764 at http://addisonindependent.com Editorial: Knowledge, experience are why Shumlin is the better candidate http://addisonindependent.com/201412editorial-knowledge-experience-are-why-shumlin-better-candidate <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> Next Thursday, the second day of the 2015 legislative session, one of the legislators&rsquo; first tasks will likely be their most important vote of the biennium: to decide whether Gov. Peter Shumlin will return to a third term or whether Republican Scott Milne would unseat him in a vote of the Legislature.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27659">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412editorial-knowledge-experience-are-why-shumlin-better-candidate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial governor Milne Shumlin Wed, 31 Dec 2014 12:40:59 +0000 Zach Despart 27659 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Milne deserves to be elected http://addisonindependent.com/201412opinion-milne-deserves-be-elected <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> Edward Payne </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> Dear Legislators,</p> <p align="left"> Consider the possibility that Mr. Shumlin should have had some knowledge prior to his announcement that the single-payer program would be too expensive. After all, he was two years in arrears in reporting to you, the Vermont legislator.</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/27655">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412opinion-milne-deserves-be-elected" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion election governor Milne Shumlin single-payer Tue, 30 Dec 2014 19:37:39 +0000 Zach Despart 27655 at http://addisonindependent.com Eric Davis: Health care decision no surprise http://addisonindependent.com/201412eric-davis-health-care-decision-no-surprise <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> Eric L. Davis </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Gov. Shumlin announced last Wednesday that &ldquo;it is not the right time&rdquo; to introduce a single-payer health care system in Vermont. He said he would not propose such a plan to the Legislature in 2015.</span></p> <p> A version of a financing plan for single-payer that was leaked to the press earlier this month received a strongly negative reaction, so the governor&rsquo;s decision to abandon further action is not a surprise.</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/27587">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412eric-davis-health-care-decision-no-surprise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion governor health care legislature Shumlin single-payer taxes Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:31:26 +0000 Zach Despart 27587 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Gov. Shumlin has done much for Vermont http://addisonindependent.com/201412opinion-gov-shumlin-has-done-much-vermont <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> Willian Northrop </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> Now that the 2014 election cycle has come and gone, I&rsquo;d like to cut through some of the political noise and take a moment to applaud and thank our governor, Peter Shumlin, for the great work he has done for Vermont as our governor. Recently, there has been a lot of attention given to issues that are going to be taken up in the Legislature, and some opinions expressed in local media that have cast negativity and doubt on Gov. Shumlin.</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/27540">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412opinion-gov-shumlin-has-done-much-vermont" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion election governor Shumiln Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:05:13 +0000 Zach Despart 27540 at http://addisonindependent.com Eric Davis: Milne hoping for instant-runoff win http://addisonindependent.com/201411eric-davis-milne-hoping-instant-runoff-win <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> Eric L. Davis </div> </div> </div> <p> For the third time in 12 years, Vermont&rsquo;s Legislature will elect the governor in January, because no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote on Election Day. Vermont is the only state in the nation where the Legislature can elect the governor. This provision has been in the Vermont Constitution for over 200 years.</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/27161">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201411eric-davis-milne-hoping-instant-runoff-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Constitution governor legislature Milne Shumlin Vermont history Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:23:05 +0000 Zach Despart 27161 at http://addisonindependent.com Shumlin meets with landowners about Vermont Gas negotiations http://addisonindependent.com/201411shumlin-meets-landowners-about-vermont-gas-negotiations <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> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> MONTPELIER &mdash; A group of landowners along the route of the first phase of the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project met with Gov. Peter Shumlin last week to discuss concerns they have with how Vermont Gas is negotiating easements for the pipeline.</p> <p> For the half-hour sitdown at the governor&rsquo;s office in Montpelier on Nov. 13, Shumlin brought along his chief of staff, Liz Miller, Department of Public Service Commissioner Chris Recchia and Justin Johnson, the deputy secretary for the Agency of Natural Resources.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27009">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201411shumlin-meets-landowners-about-vermont-gas-negotiations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County easements Featured governor landowners Phase I pipeline Shumlin Vermont Gas Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:22:33 +0000 Zach Despart 27009 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Secret ballots a very bad idea http://addisonindependent.com/201411opinion-secret-ballots-very-bad-idea <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> Bryan Young </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> I appreciated the recent opinion letter from my Democratic counterpart, Bob Zeliff, regarding the outcome of the Milne/Shumlin race and the necessity of a legislative vote to determine the next governor.</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/26974">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201411opinion-secret-ballots-very-bad-idea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Democrats election governor legislature Milne Republicans Shumlin Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:39:01 +0000 Zach Despart 26974 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Milne is backpedaling on his pre-election pledge http://addisonindependent.com/201411opinion-milne-backpedaling-his-pre-election-pledge <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> Bob Zeliff </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">I&rsquo;ve become disturbed in reading about Scott Milne spending time weighing his options concerning the election results. As recently as two weeks ago he indicated that the election should be determined by the popular vote. Now he is backpedaling that, considering other options. His option of requesting a recount is certainly valid, but expensive, as Lt Gov. Phil Scott pointed out recently.</span></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/26847">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201411opinion-milne-backpedaling-his-pre-election-pledge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion governor Milne Shumlin Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:29:17 +0000 Zach Despart 26847 at http://addisonindependent.com Gov. Shumlin answers newspaper's questions http://addisonindependent.com/201410gov-shumlin-answers-newspapers-questions <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> St. Albans Messenger </div> </div> </div> <p> Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is<a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410shumlin-outlines-campaign-priorities"> running for re-election to his third term </a>as the top executive of the Green Mountain State.</p> <p> The <em>St. Albans Messenger </em>solicited answers from Shumlin to a set of questions, and what follows is Shumlin&rsquo;s responses.</p> <p> <strong style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Q: If you could summarize your accomplishments as governor into four bullet points what would they be?</strong></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/26498">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410gov-shumlin-answers-newspapers-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Election 2014 governor Shumlin Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:56:03 +0000 John McCright 26498 at http://addisonindependent.com Shumlin outlines campaign priorities http://addisonindependent.com/201410shumlin-outlines-campaign-priorities <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26495" style="width: 86px;"><a href="/201410shumlin-outlines-campaign-priorities"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Gov. Peter Shumlin -0184 .thumbnail.jpg" alt="Gov. Peter Shumlin -0184 .jpg" title="Gov. Peter Shumlin -0184 .jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="86" 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> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Gov. Peter Shumlin cited adding more jobs, property tax reform, affordable health care and cleaning up Lake Champlain as his top priorities for the next biennium should he be elected to a third consecutive two-year term on Nov. 4.</span></p> <p> Shumlin, a Putney Democrat, faces opposition from Republican Scott Milne and several independent and third-party candidates this year. He took some time out last week during his travels for a phone interview with the <em>Addison Independent</em>.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26482">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410shumlin-outlines-campaign-priorities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont campaign Election 2014 Featured governor Shumlin Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:31:40 +0000 John Flowers 26482 at http://addisonindependent.com