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  • Misgivings come with new Vermont open meetings law

    As he signed a new open meetings bill into law, Gov. Peter Shumlin expressed "serious concern" about parts of it, including a do-over provision that allows government bodies a chance to fix violations without penalty.

  • Vermont electric utility announces rate cut

    Customers of Vermont's dominant power company will see a nearly 2.5 percent rate drop beginning in October, while IBM's plants outside Burlington will see their electric rates frozen for three years, under an agreement announced Friday.

  • Toyota donates 2 electric vehicles to Vermont

    Gov. Peter Shumlin says Toyota has donated two electric hybrid vehicles to Vermont.

  • Vermont officials offer briefing on lake cleanup

    Top officials with several Vermont state agencies said Thursday they are ready to collaborate to clean up phosphorus pollution in Lake Champlain, as the state submitted a new plan for doing so to the Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Shumlin signs bills to focus development in towns

    Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed into law three bills designed to bring more economic vitality to Vermont's city and town centers.

  • Shumlin to receive distinguished alumni award

    Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin will receive a distinguished alumni award from his alma mater, Wesleyan University.

  • Governor orders changes after deaths of 2 children

    Gov. Peter Shumlin said Wednesday he was ordering the Department of Children and Families to do more to protect children after the deaths of two toddlers whose family circumstances had prompted department involvement.

  • Vermont to study marijuana legalization

    The administration of Gov. Peter Shumlin is gearing up for a task assigned to it by the Legislature: studying the fiscal and other impacts if the state were to legalize marijuana.

  • Vermont state union: Whistleblower bill good idea

    The union representing Vermont state workers is hailing Gov. Peter Shumlin signing a whistleblower protection bill into law. But a Vermont State Employees' Association official says it may not protect whistleblowers in all instances.

  • US Sen., Vermont governor, highlight college plans

    U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin touted separate plans Monday to help make it easier for young people and their families to afford college.

  • Vermont Legislature wraps up business for year

    Vermont lawmakers legalized sampler flights of beer, outlawed powdered alcohol, killed a school consolidation effort and passed tax and budget bills Saturday while wrapping up their business for 2014.

  • Vermont lawmakers approve $10.50 wage by 2018

    The Vermont House agreed with the Senate Friday evening to raise the state's minimum wage to $10.50 by 2018, as lawmakers headed toward what leaders said would be adjournment for the year by early Sunday.

  • Entergy pays $5 million for clean energy

    Gov. Peter Shumlin says the owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant has made a $5.3 million payment to the state for the development of clean energy.

  • Vermont law requires labeling of GMO foods

    As hundreds cheered, Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a law Thursday that puts Vermont on the path to be the first state to require labeling of genetically modified foods and promptly announced an online fundraiser to battle expected legal challenges from the food industry.

  • Vermont lawmakers at odds over drug screening bill

    With just days left on the 2014 Vermont legislative schedule, House and Senate lawmakers are at odds over a top priority of Gov. Peter Shumlin: getting nonviolent criminal defendants with drug problems into treatment, rather than on a path to jail.

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