The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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VT 2012 Archives

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Vermont Gubernatorial Headlines 2012 Archives

DECEMBER 2012

Vt.Buzz: Ayer is out as Vermont Senate majority leader, who’s in? (Burlington Free Press, 12/31/12)
VT House budget committee to meet (AP, 12/31/12)
VT House to tackle health care dilemma (Times Argus, 12/31/12)
Notable state figures look ahead to 2013 (Times Argus, 12/31/12)
Bill seeks to ban wind projects (Times Argus, 12/30/12)
Shumlin weighs in on guns (Times Argus, 12/29/12)
Vt. governor: Let Congress debate assault weapons (AP, 12/28/12)
VIDEO: Vt. Governor: Telecommunications upgrades on-track (NECN, 12/28/12)
Shumlin says he backs federal effort to combat gun violence (off message, 12/27/12)
Shumlin: Vermont gun culture could be ‘model’ for nation (Burlington Free Press, 12/27/12)
Campbell sets priorities for Vt. Legislature (Valley News, 12/26/12)
Vermonters form fuel-buying cooperative to leverage lower prices (off message, 12/21/12)
Shumlin administration appeals FEMA denial for culvert repair (VT Digger, 12/20/12)
Poirier drops challenge to Smith for Vermont House speaker (Burlington Free Press, 12/20/12)
Senate president pro tem priorities: Budget and mental health deficits (VT Digger, 12/20/12)
Group hopes to put gun control question on Vt. town meeting ballots (Valley News, 12/20/12)
Where do your lawmakers stand on gun rights? (off message, 12/20/12)
Vt.Buzz: Final campaign finance filings show some politicians in good shape for 2014 election — if they choose to run (Burlington Free Press, 12/19/12)
Leahy declines top Appropriations post, will remain Judiciary chairman (off message, 12/19/12)
Zuckerman, other lawmakers to introduce marijuana legalization bill (off message, 12/19/12)
Guns ‘n’ Poses: After Newtown, will Vermont’s gun politics evolve? (Seven Days, 12/19/12)
Vermonters First pays $14,600 in legal fees (VT Digger, 12/18/12)
AUDIO: Vt. delegation weighs in on gun laws (VPR, 12/18/12)
Can you say gun control in Vermont? Not very easily (Burlington Free Press, 12/17/12)
Sales tax may get shelved — for now (Rutland Herald, 12/14/12)
Vermont contracts with Canadian tech firm to build health insurance exchange (VT Digger, 12/14/12)
Anti-Vermont Yankee group restates its case to court (Brattleboro Reformer, 12/14/12)
AUDIO: Ears open – Shumlin says F-35 is not much louder than F-16 (VPR, 12/13/12)
Legislative preview; House Commerce will examine workforce training, business incentives (VT Digger, 12/13/12)
Legislative panel ponders driver’s licenses for immigrants (Burlington Free Press, 12/13/12)
Panel backs Vt. drivers’ licenses for undocumented immigrants (WPTZ, 12/13/12)
VIDEO: Shumlin, mayors return from F-35 trip (WPTZ, 12/13/12)
Leahy calls for Senate hearing on pot policy (off message, 12/13/12)
Miller Time: Gov. Shumlin’s new chief of staff is a quick study (Seven Days, 12/12/12)
Attorney general’s report shows paid fundraisers pocket substantial portion of donation (VT Digger, 12/12/12)
F-35 foes can’t get hearing from Leahy (off message, 12/12/12)
AUDIO: Shumlin won’t support proposed ’sugar tax’ to fight obesity (VPR, 12/12/12)
Stop the F-35 Coalition to pressure Leahy to hold public hearing (VT Digger, 12/11/12)
Smith poised to take helm of House for third time; Shumlin tells Dems to ‘focus like a laser’ on health care implementation (VT Digger, 12/8/12)
AUDIO: Shumlin to forego inaugural ball for fundraiser (VPR, 12/7/12)
Governor to hold open house instead of inaugural ball (VT Digger, 12/7/12)
Media note: VPR and the Freeps heading to Florida on F-35 trip (off message, 12/7/12)
Top Democratic governor promises balanced budgets and progressive values (BuzzFeed, 12/7/12)
Fundraiser for Irene instead of inaugural ball (AP, 12/6/12)
AUDIO: Catamount health participants could see reduction in benefits (VPR, 12/6/12)
Vt. governor to forgo inaugural ball for fund-raiser (AP, 12/6/12)
AUDIO: Shumlin plans to evaluate how loud F-35s are in Florida (VPR, 12/6/12)
Shumlin hires former reporter and environmental advocate as chief lobbyist (off message, 12/6/12)
Pro-F35 group to fly Shumlin and two mayors to Florida – but now South Burlington Reps (off message, 12/6/12)
Vermont Yankee opponents turn to Supreme Court (Burlington Free Press, 12/5/12)
Vermont candidate websites frozen in time (vt.Buzz, 12/4/12)
What’s Shumlin really up to as head of DGA? (vt.Buzz, 12/4/12)
Shumlin to be named chair of the Democratic Governors Association (VT Digger, 12/3/12)
State regulators: No indulgence for Vermont Yankee (AP, 12/1/12)

NOVEMBER 2012

FEMA ruling may prove costly (Times Argus, 11/29/12)
Nominated to second term as President Pro Tem, Campbell promises and to senate drama (off message, 11/28/12)
FEMA says Vermont State Hospital and other Waterbury buildings were not destroyed by Irene, will not provide 90% of funding (VT Digger, 11/27/12)
Three statehouse seats await recounts (VT Digger, 11/27/12)
Pot decriminalization and death with dignity? According to Shumlin, ‘we’re going to get them done.’(Vermont Press Bureau, 11/27/12)
Sen. Pollina to push state bank idea (Vermont Press Bureau, 11/25/12)
Candidates for new secretary of education position come from divergent backgrounds (VT Digger, 11/23/12)
Ben Cohen has a plan to purge money from politics: Stamp it out (Seven Days, 11/21/12)
Riding shotgun: The journalist and the governor go a-hunting (Seven Days, 11/21/12)
In trip to Burlingon, Maryland gov hands DGA ‘baton’ to Shumlin (off message, 11/20/12)
AUDIO: Group says Vt. needs to update campaign finance laws (VPR, 11/20/12)
Shumlin spends $320K to win re-election (Times Argus, 11/16/12)
Campaign finance: Winners spend less? (VT Digger, 11/15/12)
Poirier mounts challenge for Speaker’s seat; Smith bristles at accusation he has squelched House debate (VT Digger, 11/15/12)
Senators say three year wind moratorium is ‘urgent’ (VT Digger, 11/14/12)
Voter turnout slightly lower than anticipated (VT Digger, 11/14/12)
Shumlin announces senior staff changes (AP, 11/14/12)
Miller to become Shumlin’s new chief-of-staff, MacLean to leave administration (off message, 11/13/12)
Shumlin chief-of-staff Bill Lofy stepping down for DGA gig (off message, 11/13/12)
AUDIO: Shumlin shuffles staff, as some move up or out (VPR, 11/13/12)
Gov.  Shumlin announces second-term staffing changes (Vermont Press Bureau, 11/13/12)
State sponsored phone survey looking at health care (WCAX, 11/12/12)
Got ground game? How data drove Vermont’s 2012 elections (VT Digger, 11/11/12)
Progressives see Hoffer win as big victory for Vermont’s third party (off message, 11/9/12)
Nerding out with maps: Post-election edition (off message, 11/9/12)
State senate may swing more to left (Bennington Banner, 11/9/12)
Success for House Dems was no accident on Tuesday (Vermont Press Bureau, 11/8/12)
AUDIO: Tangled up in blue – Vermont GOP’s next steps (VPR, 11/8/12)
AUDIO: VT Republicans consider future following big losses on election night (VPR, 11/8/12)
VIDEO: Women win NH; VT falls behind (WCAX, 11/7/12)
VIDEO: Brock concedes gubernatorial race to Shumlin (VPR, 11/7/12)
A day after big victory, Shumlin says he’s humbled — and denies sex change plans (off message, 11/7/12)
Vermont officials say money doesn’t buy elections (AP, 11/7/12)
Hofer’s win surprising to many (Burlington Free Press, 11/7/12)
VT GOP looks ahead after tough election losses (WCAX, 11/7/12)
AUDIO: Gov. Peter Shumlin highlights agenda for next term (WCAX, 11/7/12)
More election results: Statehouse races and Burlington ballot items (off message, 11/7/12)
Vermont Democrats win  big – Hoffer beats Illuzzi in Auditor’s race, Pearce beats Wilton for State Treasurer (off message, 11/7/12)
COMMENTARY: True blue in the Green Mountain State (VT Digger, 11/7/12)
Shumlin looks back and forward after re-election (Burlington Free Press, 11/7/12)
Shumlin cruises to second term (Rutland Herald, 11/7/12)
A day after big victory, Shumlin says he’s humbled – and denies sex change plans (off message, 11/7/12)
Victorious Shumlin promises ‘two more years of jobs and job creation and a better future for Vermont’ (Burlington Free Press¸11/7/12)
AUDIO: Victorious Shumlin vows to stay course on health care, energy policy (VPR, 11/7/12)
AUDIO: At the bottom of the ticket, VT Republicans reel from losses (VPR, 11/7/12)
Democrats reach out to 143,000 voters in four days, say ground game will be difference (Vermont Press Bureau, 11/6/12)
For Brock, a message that didn’t resonate (Burlington Free Press, 11/6/12)
VIDEO: Vt. Gov. Peter Shumlin declares victory (WCAX, 11/6/12)
AUDIO: Shumlin beats Brock to won 2nd term (VPR, 11/6/12)
Wild last day on campaign trail, then the wait (Burlington Free Press, 11/5/12)
Randy Brock finds a ‘scandal’… in the wrong administration (Green Mountain Daily, 11/5/12)
Who backed whom in the statewide elections (VT Digger, 11/5/12)
Wrapping up the final weekend (Times Argus, 11/5/12)
Montpelier protest targets Shumlin, wind development (WCAX, 11/5/12)
Video: With 60-second ad,”Anti-Super PAC” Super PAC tries to get super PACs out of Vermont. Kind of. (off message, 11/5/12)
Statewide candidates spend half a million on advertising in race’s final month (off message, 11/5/12)
Five things to know about the 2012 VT election (Times Argus, 11/5/12)
More settlements with state employees emerge (VT Digger, 11/5/12)
Brock-sponsored poll shows him five points behind Shumlin (off message, 11/4/12)
Ground game intensifies in VT (Times Argus, 11/4/12)
Vermonters First dives into debate over Queen City ballot question (off message, 11/3/12)
Brock in hard fight to unseat Gov. Shumlin (Bennington Banner, 11/3/12)
Springing endorsements later than usual (vt. Buzz, 11/2/12)
Commentary: Is our governor really green? (Times Argus, 11/2/12)
Brock receives Shumlin administration records on state employee settlements for weekend reading(VT Digger, 11/2/12)
Moderation’stressed by Brock in campaign (Addison County Independent, 11/1/12)
Dems launch counterattack on super PAC ads (VT Digger, 11/1/12)
Media Note: In endorsements, newspapers go for incumbents (off message, 11/1/12)

OCTOBER 2012

Audio: Early voting up in parts of Vermont (VPR, 10/31/12)
Endorsement: For governor: Peter Shumlin (Burlington Free Press, 10/31/12)
Single-payer PAC gets busy (Times Argus, 10/31/12)
Is Secretary of State Jim Condos doing his job? Yes and No. (Seven Days, 10/31/12)
Dean: Treasurer’s race is ‘referendum on big money’ in Vermont politics (VT Digger, 10/31/12)
In closing weeks, outside groups spend half a million dollars on Vermont candidates (off message, 10/31/12)
Brock goes negative in new campaign ad (Rutland Herald, 10/31/12)
Democratic PACs fight back in local races (Times Argus, 10/31/12)
Which candidates are financing their own campaigns this year? (Seven Days, 10/31/12)
Randy Brock’s ‘October Surprise’ (Seven Days, 10/31/12)
Shumlin, Brock spar over ‘negative’ ad (WCAX, 10/31/12)
Progressive AG candidate Ed Stanak picks up where TJ Donovan left off (Seven Days, 10/31/12)
Shumlin: Lessons from Irene served state well (WCAX, 10/30/12)
Video: Shumlin says Vermont will help state hit by Sandy (VPR, 10/30/12)
State: Shumlin’s appointment of Orleans state’s attorney proper (Burlington Free Press, 10/30/12)
Scott criticizes negative new ad from Brock (off message, 10/30/12)
Vermont Attorney General’s office takes tentative look at Vermonters First (VT Digger, 10/30/12)
Video: Brock slams Shumlin with negative ad in last salvo (VT Digger, 10/30/12)
Brock goes for the jugular in new ad you’ve gotta see to believe (Vermont Press Bureau, 10/30/12)
Pro-single-payer group sprouts a PAC, begins pushing statewide and local candidates (Vermont Press Bureau, 10/30/12)
Shumlin: Vermont ‘escaped the bullet’ of Superstorm Sandy is ready to help our neighbors (off message, 10/30/12)
Audio: Candidate Randy Brock on the issues (VPR, 10/29/12)
Sandy changes Vermont candidates’ schedules (Burlington Free Press, 10/29/12)
Candidate Q&A – Governor: Peter Shumlin (Burlington Free Press, 10/29/12)
Vermont governor’s race: Shumlin confident of re-election (AP, 10/27/12)
Brock demands documents on settlements with state employees (VT Digger, 10/26/12)
In treasurer’s race, Wilton suggest vast municipal bond bank conspiracy (off message, 10/26/12)
Federal judge throws out VT Yankee tax challenge (AP, 10/26/12)
Shumlin says Super PACs should go away, while his aides support them (off message, 10/25/12)
Editorial: Super-PAC cash is here (The Herald of Randolph, 10/25/12)
State of VT economy divides gubernatorial candidates (Times Argus, 10/25/12)
Federal court dismisses Entergy’s lawsuit against tax hike (VT Digger, 10/25/12)
$7.8M Vermont GOP held for Romney campaign now in battleground states (Burlington Free Press,10/25/12)
NH and Vermont show highest in-state college tuition costs (NECN, 10/24/12)
Video: Vermont governor’s debate at Burlington Free Press (Burlington Free Press, 10/24/12)
Super PAC that backed Sorrell in Dem AG primary fails to file mandatory report (off message, 10/24/12)
Brock’s gone fishing. What’s he gonna catch? (off message, 10/24/12)
Why mandatory financial disclosures for Vermont politicians won’t be a campaign issue anytime soon (VT Digger, 10/24/12)
Super PAC battle continues: Spaulding is the pitchman for Pearce in radio ad; Vermonters First spends $43,000 on mailing for Wilton (VT Digger, 10/24/12)
Shumlin and Brock spar over shrinking government (Burlington Free Press, 10/24/12)
Group of Democratic senators disses Wilton’s time in Senate (vt.Buzz, 10/23/12)
Shumlin asks lawmakers to find $8.8 million for LIHEAP (VT Digger, 10/23/12)
Shumlin calls for $9 million in heating assistance (WCAX, 10/23/12)
VT Democratic Party files complaint with AG against Vermonters First, alleging campaign financing law violation (VT Digger, 10/23/12)
Gubernatorial candidates disagree about technology competency (Burlington Free Press, 10/23/12)
Free Press gubernatorial debate: Of climate and candidates (Burlington Free Press, 10/23/12)
VT Sec of State agrees to Nov. 16 deadline for small number of overseas ballots (VT Digger, 10/23/12)
In case you missed it: Shumlin vs. Brock on WPTZ (VT Digger, 10/22/12)
Campaign trail: Randy Brock’s roller-coaster ride (Burlington Free Press, 10/21/12)
Irene recovery chief hails progress on FEMA funding process (VT Digger, 10/19/12)
Vermont gubernatorial candidates engage in spirited debate (Ballot News, 10/19/12)
Vermonters First spends $67,000 on media buys for Wilton, 41 legislative candidates (VT Digger, 10/19/12)
Debate links: Auditor’s race and governor’s race (VT Digger, 10/19/12)
In latest mailing, Vermonters First goes after Democratic and Progressive legislators (off message, 10/19/12)
Video: In first campaign ads, Shumlin talks about ‘getting tough things done’ (off message, 10/18/12)
Video: Commitment 2012: Candidates turn feisty during direct questioning (WPTZ, 10/18/12)
Video: Loudest voices in F-35 controversy debate (WCAX, 10/18/12)
Video: Shumlin releases first campaign ads (VT Digger, 10/18/12)

Video: Candidate closeup: Peter Shumlin (WCAX, 10/18/12)
Reporter’s Notebook: Trying — and failing — to photograph Lenore Broughton (off message, 10/18/12)
Who is Lenore Broughton? (Seven Days, 10/17/12)
Vermont vote may be unofficial until Thanksgiving (AP, 10/17/12)
‘Welcome to the race’ (Seven Days, 10/17/12)
Vermont Democratic Party alleges Brock worked a third of the time when he served as state auditor(VT Digger, 10/16/12)
Conservative Super PAC raises half a million in Broughton bucks; Shumlin campaign has a million in the bank (off message, 10/16/12)
Growing wind-turbine opposition creates hurdles (Governing, 10/16/12)
Left Hook – Can Vermont Republicans hang on to fight another round? (Seven Days, 10/16/12)
Broughton super PAC funding tops $680,000; most of the money fuels conservative broadcast advertising spots (VT Digger, 10/15/12)
On WCAX, Shumlin and Brock face-off over new state hires, wind power, jobs (VT Digger, 10/15/12)
DOJ sues Vermont Sec of State’s office over late mailing of absentee ballots (VT Digger, 10/12/12)
Activists protest outside conservative Super PAC funder’s house (VT Digger, 10/12/12)
Vermont top political fundraisers: Who are they and what do they want? (VT Digger, 10/11/12)

Video: GOP candidate Brock says Gov. Shumlin takes too many trips (WCAX, 10/11/12)
Annette Smith: Wind development like ‘a terrorist has landed in your community’ (off message, 10/11/12)
Vermonters First ads deemed illegal (VT Digger, 10/10/12)
Labor Pains: The VSEA’s new boss is shaking things up (Seven Days, 10/10/12)
Shumlin to buy more East Montpelier land (Vermont Press Bureau, 10/10/12)
The fact checker: Would single-payer health care result in the largest tax increase in Vermont’s history? (off message, 10/10/12)
Democrats allege illegal use of Vermont seal by GOP super PAC (Vermont Press Bureau, 10/10/12)
Shumlin named one of top ten politicians on pot reform (Rolling Stone, 10/9/12)
First contractor for single-payer financing plan backs out; proposal on track for January report to the Legislature (VT Digger, 10/9/12)
Vermonters First goes from airwaves to internets (Vermont Press Bureau, 10/8/12)
The Governor, the cottage, and VTDigger’s comments section (Green Mountain Daily, 10/7/12)
Editorial: Bennington County deserves a debate (Bennington Banner, 10/6/12)
Facing questions about East Montpelier property, Shumlin storms out of press conference (off message, 10/5/12)
Conservative Super PAC dives into Vermont legislative races (off message, 10/5/12)
Commentary: The candidate waltz (VT Digger, 10/5/12)
GOP gubernatorial candidate Brock forgets that this is Vermont (Lez Get Real, 10/5/12)
Green Mountain Care Board releases insurance plans for exchange, shoots down dental proposal (VT Digger, 10/5/12)
Will a new siting commission placate big wind opponents? (off message, 10/4/12)
Governor’s ‘cabin’ nearing completion in East Montpelier (Vermont Press Bureau, 10/3/12)
Commentary: Brock in a box (off message, 10/3/12)
Shumlin’s friends carry bulk of financial load in East Montpelier farm purchase (Vermont Press Bureau, 10/3/12)
The fact checker: Does Vermont have the highest tax rate in the country? (off message, 10/3/12)
Video: Pop quiz: Who’s trying to tax the crap out of small businesses? (off message, 10/2/12)
Brock’s economic development plan: Smaller government, lower taxes, reforms to regulatory system (VT Digger, 10/1/12)
Political Geography: ‘New’ Vermont is liberal, but ‘Old’ Vermont is still there (FiveThirtyEight, 10/1/12)
Hemp, health care keys for Peyton’s gov campaign (Brattleboro Reformer, 10/1/12)
Brock says his message on economy: Vermont is open for business (VPR, 10/1/12)

SEPTEMBER 2012

In Vermont, a venerable paper fights for readers (New York Times, 9/30/12)
Audio: GOP Super PAC mailing causes voter confusion (VPR, 9/28/12)
Entergy: Vermont’s reasons for hurried hearings ‘implausible’ (Brattleboro Reformer, 9/28/12)
Audio: In Newark, industrial wind critics welcome Shumlin’s support (VPR, 9/28/12)
Editorial: Shumlin the optimist (Times Argus, 9/28/12)
Audio: Analysis: The gubernatorial and treasurer races (VPR, 9/28/12)
In VPR commentary, Douglas waxes nostalgic about the days of old (off message, 9/27/12)
Officials promising big jobs news for northern Vt. (AP, 9/27/12)
Audio: Douglas – facing facts (VPR, 9/26/12)
VT begins shipping radioactive waste to Texas (AP, 9/26/12)
7 lessons from Wednesday’s gubernatorial debate on WDEV (Off Message, 9/26/12)
Audio: Brock, Shumlin battle over key issues in second debate (VPR, 9/26/12)
Editorial: Mayors for Shumlin (Times Argus, 9/26/12)
Shumlin applauds economic incentives program (VT Digger, 9/26/12)
Shumlin and Brock trade verbal punches on health care (Burlington Free Press, 9/26/12)
Commentary: A grand social experiment played out with sound bites, slogans and assertions (VT Digger, 9/25/12)
GOP candidate Brock reacts to Gov. Shumlin’s online lottery idea (WCAX, 9/25/12)
Shumlin administration punts GOP complaint about Sorrell (Burlington Free Press, 9/25/12)
High-profile donor gives Shumlin $14,000; part-time Woodstock resident supports health care reform (VT Digger, 9/24/12)
Brock launches new ad campaign; latest features Shumlin crooning (VT Digger, 9/24/12)
Audio: Shumlin says lottery may want to go online; Brock disagrees (VPR, 9/24/12)
Video: Shumlin pushes online lottery (WCAX, 9/24/12)
Vermont mayors show their love for Shumlin (vt.Buzz, 9/24/12)
Brock: State officials, workers must ‘put aside finger-pointing’ over loss of federal funding for VT Veterans Home in Bennington (VT Digger, 9/23/12)
Shumlin, Dems look for big Windham County turnout (Brattleboro Reformer, 9/22/12)
Video: Brock to air new ads featuring a singing Governor Shumlin (Off Message, 9/21/12)
Brock disagrees with Romney on 47 percent (VPR, 9/20/12)
Brock holds presser to clarify his health care proposals (VT Digger, 9/20/12)
Brock-Brooks dinner raises super-PAC coordination questions (VT Digger, 9/20/12)
Brock’s dinner with head of super PAC raises eyebrows (WCAX, 9/19/12)
Audio: Brock calls for  end to newly-created health care board (VPR, 9/19/12)
Video: Livestream – Randy Brock interview (Brattleboro Reformer, 9/19/12)
Republican Brock lists health cost-cutting ideas (AP, 9/19/12)
VT GOP governor candidate agrees with Romney (AP, 9/19/12)
Opinion: Brock has realistic approach to health care reform (VT Digger, 9/19/12)
Who’s Chummy with Shummy (Seven Days, 9/19/12)
New Vermont PACs’ contributions may be known soon (AP, 9/18/12)
Vermonters First airs third ad, targeting health care (VT Digger, 9/18/12)
Audio: Super PAC ads hit statewide races (VPR, 9/18/12)
Shumlin raises $1M, has three times more cash on hand than his Republican rival (VT Digger, 9/18/12)
Shumlin tops Brock in fundraising report (VPR, 9/18/12)
Vermont could be first in line for single payer (Politico, 9/17/12)
Two individuals bankrolling Vermont’s two super PACs (vt.Buzz, 9/17/12)
Broughton the one and only donor to conservative SuperPAC Vermonters First (VT Digger, 9/17/12)
Vt. Buzz: Signs of suspicion in Vermont politics (Burlington Free Press, 9/17/12)
Gubernatorial rivals offer two visions of Vermont health care (Burlington Free Press, 9/16/12)
NRC says Vermont Yankee doesn’t need increased oversight (Brattleboro Reformer, 9/14/12)
Vermont governor candidates spar over energy, other issues (AP, 9/13/12)
Brock one of few Vermonters to see Romney (Vermont Standard, 9/13/12)
On the trail: Brock-Shumlin matchup lays out themes of the gubernatorial race (VT Digger, 9/13/12)
Audio: Analysis: The gubernatorial debate (VPR, 9/13/12)
Audio: Issues abound in first gubernatorial debate (VPR, 9/13/12)
Editorial: No going back (Times Argus, 9/13/12)
Commentary: Brock to nonprofit sector: Your jobs don’t count (VT Digger, 9/13/12)
Shumlin says state can’t wait for answers from FEMA, his administration will go ahead with $170M in projects (VT Digger, 9/13/12)
VT governor: FEMA funding will remain uncertain (CBS MoneyWatch, 9/13/12)
Entergy sues Vermont over generating tax (VT Digger, 9/13/12)
Entergy sues Vermont over higher tax law (Brattleboro Reformer, 9/12/12)
Media Note: Party of two at VPR gubernatorial debate (off message, 9/12/12)
Without money in hand, Shumlin gives green light to Waterbury and hospital projects (Burlington Free Press, 9/12/12)
Gubernatorial candidates ramp up for debate (VPR, 9/12/12)
Shumlin vs. Brock, Round 1 (Burlington Free Press, 9/12/12)
Vt. guv candidates spar over energy, other issues (AP, 9/12/12)

Big PAC attack (Seven Days, 9/12/12)
Video: Shumlin, Brock spar in first debate (WCAX, 9/12/12)
Audio: Shumlin – Vermont will not wait for FEMA (VPR, 9/12/12)
Gov. Shumlin, congressional delegation announce long-term recovery funds (VT Digger, 9/12/12)
Video: Shumlin – Vt. to start rebuilding state complex without FEMA funding (WCAX, 9/12/12)
On debate eve, VT candidates argue over health care (NECN, 9/12/12)
Brock says Shumlin is misleading public about Brock’s health care proposal (vt. Buzz, 9/11/12)
Shumlin touts record as he launches re-election campaign (Bennington Banner, 9/11/12)
Shumlin launches bid for re-election (VT Digger, 9/11/12)
Vermont’s only Super PAC receives first donation (VT Digger, 9/11/12)
Video: Shumlin launches re-election campaign Monday at Nectar’s (off message, 9/11/12)
Vermont Labor Council sticks with Democrats and Progressives — and Bernie — for statewide offices(vt. Buzz, 9/11/12)
Brock blasts Shumlin for agreeing to speeches instead of debates at several forums (VT Digger, 9/10/12)
Video: Shumlin officially kicks-off campaign two months before election (WCAX, 9/10/12)
Shumlin hits campaign trail (WCAX, 9/10/12)
Shumlin kicks off re-election campaign (VPR, 9/10/12)
US Chamber of Commerce and others join Entergy in lawsuit against VT (Brattleboro Reformer,9/10/12)
Audio: Brock details his vision for health care (VPR, 9/7/12)
New Republican PAC set to hit airwaves Monday (Vermont Today, 9/7/12)
Randy Brock unveils his long-awaited health plan. In an email (Vermont Today, 9/7/12)
Video: Conservative Super PAC to back Illuzzi, Wilton, but not Shumlin (off message, 9/7/12)
Brock releases market-based health care framework as counter to Shumlin’s single-payer proposal(VT Digger, 9/7/12)
Brock meets with Romney in hardware store turned TV studio (VT Digger, 9/6/12)
Vermont gov challenger calls on Shumlin for debates (AP, 9/5/12)
Audio: Gubernatorial candidates clash over debate schedule (VPR, 9/5/12)
Video: Debate over Vt. gubernatorial debates (WCAX, 9/4/12)
VT. Sec of State to release count of primary write-ins (AP, 9/4/12)
Commentary: Debate flappette leads to bigger question about whether reporters will ask Shumlin, Brock about stances on the issues (VT Digger, 9/4/12)
Shumlin nixes debate with interest groups, community organizations (VT Digger, 9/2/12)
Shumlin will attend DNC and give keynote at Politico event; campaign launch set for Sept 10 (VT Digger, 9/2/12)

AUGUST 2012

Shumlin’s do-not debate list (Burlington Free Press, 8/31/12)
Vermont delegates play role in ‘electrifying’ Republican National Convention (VT Digger, 8/31/12)
Windham to state: Stop wind project (Brattleboro Reformer, 8/30/12)
Smith gets within reach of Abbott in write-in bid for Prog guv’s ticket (VT Digger, 8/30/12)
Audio: Progressives’ Governor candidate could be displaced by write-in (VPR, 8/30/12)
Sorrell hangs on for the win (AP, 8/30/12)
After a testy campaign, Democrats drop their differences – except when it comes to Republicans(Burlington Free Press, 8/30/12)
Celebration and mourning in VT at year after Irene (AP, 8/29/12)
Democratic attorney general race too close to call (AP, 8/29/12)
Audio: Sorrell wins Democratic Primary for AG; Donovan concedes (VPR, 8/29/12)
GOP candidate for VT AG picks up familiar refrain from Donovan (VT Digger, 8/29/12)
Sorrell: Donovan called and ‘very graciously conceded’ (vt.Buzz, 8/29/12)
Primary election day sees light voter turnout (VPR, 8/28/12)
Anniversary of Irene’s fury brings Vermont celebrations, mourning, hard work (AP, 8/28/12)
Audio: Will Super PACs spend in Vermont? (VPR, 8/28/12)
Uncertainty over FEMA money grows (AP, 8/28/12)
Shumlin: Irene made Vermont a leader in disaster response (AP, 8/28/12)
Shumlin names Charlotte Dennett to Vermont Commission on Women (VT Digger, 8/27/12)
Governor: Irene made Vt. a leader in disaster response (CBS MoneyWatch, 8/27/12)
Shumlin tours Windham County as Irene anniversary approaches (Brattleboro Reformer, 8/27/12)
Quote used in Donovan ad raises questions about Shumlin endorsement (VT Digger, 8/27/12)
Vt. GOP’s Brock: Akin’s remarks ‘ignorant’ (VPR, 8/22/12)
Audio: Health care exchange options to vary widely (VPR, 8/22/12)
Poll: In Vermont, incumbents hold edge in political races (VPR, 8/22/12)
Brock heads to GOP convention while Shumlin enjoys power of incumbency (Burlington Free Press,8/21/12)
State regulator: VY needs more NRC review (AP, 8/18/12)
Audio: Brock slams Shumlin over upcoming Irene tour (VPR, 8/17/12)
Audio: Randy Brock on the economy, energy and taxes (VPR, 8/17/12)
Editorial: The final word, Shumlin acting like a 2nd term is a mere formality (Times Argus,8/17/12)
Who’s got the money in Vermont politics? (vt.Buzz, 8/16/12)
Shumlin ahead in campaign fundraising (VPR, 8/16/12)
Gekas launches campaign for lieutenant governor (VT Digger, 8/16/12)
Brock, GOP candidate for governor, raises $55,329 (VT Digger, 8/15/12)
Shumlin to visit 22 towns to mark Irene recovery (AP, 8/15/12)
Shumlin outpaces Brock in funding, filings show (AP, 8/15/12)
State is in throes of negotiations with FEMA (VT Digger, 8/14/12)
Audio: Shumlin confident Vermont will ultimately get FEMA funds (VPR, 8/14/12)
Randy Brock’s desperation heave (Green Mountain Daily, 8/13/12)
NORML says Shumlin is a ’standout’ supporter of pot reform (VT Digger, 8/13/12)
Gov. Shumlin announces nationwide search for Education chief (VT Digger, 8/9/12)
Audio: Gubernatorial candidates differ on marijuana decriminalization (VPR, 8/9/12)
Audio: State examines rebuilding options in Waterbury (VPR, 8/8/12)
Audio: Early voting system questioned (VPR, 8/7/12)
Shumlin joins decriminalization trend (Politico, 8/7/12)
Shumlin makes new best friend over marijuana decriminalization (vt.Buzz, 8/7/12)
Shumlin and marijuana reform: Group sees governor as ally (Burlington Free Press, 8/6/12)
Rebuffing the opacity charge (VT Digger, 8/5/12)
Audio: Key legislators dispute Brock claims about FEMA funding (VPR, 8/3/12)
Republican candidate faults governor for rosy FEMA forecast (AP, 8/2/12)
Vermont Chamber of Commerce drives statewide petition in support of the F-35 (VT Digger, 8/2/12)
Slamming Shumlin on FEMA funding, Brock makes Irene a campaign issue (Blurt, 8/2/12)
Editorial: Shumlin’s wishful thinking (Times Argus, 8/2/12)
Audio: Brock criticizes Shumlin administration over rebuilding Waterbury complex (VPR, 8/1/12)
Brock accuses Shumlin administration of misleading lawmakers (Burlington Free Press, 8/1/12)
Brock questions whether Shumlin administration misled lawmakers about FEMA funding (VT Digger, 8/1/12)
Questions loom after release of FEMA funding emails (WCAX, 8/1/12)
VT Republican gubernatorial candidate faults incumbent for overestimating FEMA Irene funding(AP, 8/1/12)

JULY 2012

Vermont political parties receive serious financial support from DNC, Romney’s campaign (VT Digger, 7/30/12)
Big-money politics, Vermont-style (Burlington Free Press, 7/29/12)
Shining light on the campaign finance maze (Burlington Free Press, 7/28/12)
State is 3rd in Kids Count child well-being survey (Burlington Free Press, 7/27/12)
Pens, policy, protests all part of governors’ conference (Burlington Free Press, 7/27/12)
Mass. court recognizes Vermont civil unions (AP, 7/26/12)
AG Sorrell greenlights super PACs in Vermont (VT Digger, 7/26/12)
Randy Brock: Long shot or obvious choice? (Newport Daily Express, 7/26/12)
VT Democratic Party attacks GOP candidates over campaign finance (VT Digger, 7/25/12)
Vermont kids rank high in health and education, but less so in poverty and food insecurity rates (VT Digger, 7/25/12)
VELCO creates new public-private governance structure (VPR, 7/25/12)
Protests planned for governors, premiers meeting (VPR, 7/25/12)
Audio: Officials see more time sheet problems for VT trooper (VPR, 7/24/12)
Vermont businesses raise the bar on energy efficiency (VT Digger, 7/24/12)
2 agencies won’t release Deeghan records on pay (Burlington Free Press, 7/24/12)
Longtime AG Sorrell loses Democratic committee endorsement (VT Digger, 7/23/12)
Commentary: Who’s outsmarting whom? (Rutland Herald, 7/23/12)
Audio: Analysis: Shumlin carries financial advantage into election (VPR, 7/21/12)
Audio: State learns FEMA funding for state complex may come up short (VPR, 7/20/12)
Shumlin administration bans dozens of new synthetic drugs (VT Digger, 7/20/12)
VT revenue forecast adjusted downward (VPR, 7/20/12)
State officials: Irene recovery funds to be delayed (VPR, 7/20/12)
Campaign finance: Graphs and tables of statewide candidate overview (VT Digger,7/19/12)
AG Sorrell encouraging primary turnout (Bennington Banner, 7/18/12)
Video: Shumlin announces workforce training program grant for visiting nurses (VT Digger, 7/18/12)
Shumlin expects trooper investigation to wrap up in weeks (VPR, 7/17/12)
Commentary: Shumlin’s cash position gives him the edge over Brock; Donovan outstrips Sorrell’s fundraising effort (VT Digger, 7/17/12)
By the numbers: Brock outspends Shumlin on consultants, advertising and lends himself $300,000(VT Digger, 7/17/12)
Shumlin leads spending race for VT governor (WCAX, 7/17/12)
Shumlin: State looking at six years of Deeghan’s time sheets (Burlington Free Press, 7/17/12)
More than 800 sign on to Taser moratorium (VT Digger, 7/16/12)
Gov. Peter Shumlin says he has raised $676,000 (vt. Buzz, 7/16/12)
Shumlin raises $676,000 to Brock’s $529,000 (VPR, 7/16/12)
Shumlin and others announce campaign finance details (VT Digger, 7/16/12)
Who votes in Vermont Democratic primary? (Vt. Buzz, 7/16/12)
Shumlin raises nearly $676K, Brock about $530K, for race (Bennington Banner, 7/16/12)
Audio: Shumlin says health care plan will reduce business costs (VPR, 7/16/12)
Shumlin: GOP is hurting economy to hurt Obama (AP, 7/16/12)
Audio: State Police overtime scandal (VPR, 7/16/12)
Audio: Analysis – Brock fundraiser brings outspoken governor to VT (VPR, 7/14/12)
Meet the people charged with carrying out health reform in Vermont (Burlington Free Press,7/8/12)
Randy Brock to fundraise with Maine Gov. Paul LePage, who equates ACA with Nazi Germany(Green Mountain Daily, 7/8/12)
Vermont seeks immunity from workers’ overtime lawsuit (AP, 7/5/12)
Vermont Yankee is back to 100 percent (Brattleboro Reformer, 7/4/12)
Shumlin says VT speeding crackdown goes too far (WCAX, 7/3/12)
So, did I miss the big RandyCare rollout? (Green Mountain Daily, 7/3/12)
Vermont governor hails healthcare ruling, pushes bigger plan (Insurance Journal, 7/2/12)
UVM and the state: Private partnerships and public investments (VT Digger, 7/2/12)

JUNE 2012

Randy Brock finally came up with something creative… (Green Mountain Daily, 6/29/12)
Analysis: Court’s ruling keeps Vermont on course to health care reform (VT Digger, 6/29/12)
Video: How the Supreme Court’s historic health care ruling impacts VT (WCAX, 6/28/12)
Supreme Court Obamacare decision good news for Vermont reform plans (VT Digger, 6/28/12)
Vermont health reform supporters cheer Supreme Court decision (VT Digger, 6/28/12)
Brock: Supreme Court decision postpones the day of reckoning for Gov. Shumlin (VTGOP, 6/28/12)
Vermont quality seal in the works, governor says (VT Digger, 6/27/12)
Governor defends police Taser use; group calls for moratorium (VT Digger, 6/27/12)
Optimism high in both parties but pundit predicts few wins for VT GOP (VT Digger, 6/22/12)
Court: Vermont committed ‘blackmail’ against Entergy (Brattleboro Reformer, 6/21/12)
LePage invitation causes drama for Vermont’s Randy Brock (Lewiston Sun Journal, 6/20/12)
Brock fires back at Dems over LePage appearance criticism (VT Digger, 6/20/12)
Vermont Dems hit Brock on fundraiser invitees (WCAX, 6/20/12)
Four groups file in support of VT Yankee appeal (Brattleboro Reformer, 6/19/12)
Vermont’s election shaping up with candidate filings (AP, 6/15/12)
Randy Brock’s journey (Burlington Free Press, 6/14/12)
Governor Shumlin officially announces re-election bid for second term (AP, 6/13/12)
NCSL files in favor of Vermont in Entergy lawsuit (Brattleboro Reformer, 6/12/12)
Opinion: Up to speed (Times Argus, 6/8/12)
Audio: Northeast Kingdom communities debate wind projects (VPR, 6/8/12)
Former Gov. Kunin pushing for change on women’s, family issues (Brattleboro Reformer, 6/8/12)
Shumlin signes statewide recycling bill (Brattleboro Reformer, 6/8/12)
Shumlin signs universal recycling bill (VPR, 6/7/12)
Some school districts abandon consolidating in Vermont (Burlington Free Press, 6/6/12)
Vermont labor, human rights groups push ‘fair food’ (Burlington Free Press, 6/6/12)
Will VT get up to speed with statewide broadband? (WCAX, 6/6/12)
Broadband expands to 4K more in north-central Vermont (AP, 6/6/12)
Shumlin: 4,000 more Vermonters connected (vt. Buzz, 6/6/12)
Shumlin: Bullying – it does get better, but we all need to step up (Huffington Post, 6/6/12)
Video: Shumlin eyes DGA chairmanship (WCAX, 6/6/12)
Political season heats up (Vermont Today, 6/5/12)
Trail tidbits: VT House leader declines to run for re-election (VT Digger, 6/5/12)
Randy Brock blames rehab center closure on health reform (WCAX, 6/4/12)
Fair Food Campaign to organize farm workers (Burlington Free Press, 6/4/12)
In which we discover why Randy Brock’s website sucks, and ponder the true meaning of his campaign (Green Mountain Daily, 6/4/12)
Vermont drops plan to seek education waiver (Burlington Free Press, 6/3/12)
TV political ad wars start in Vermont (Burlington Free Press, 6/3/12)
Audio: Brock takes issue with Shumlin’s renewable energy policies (VPR, 6/1/12)
Audio: Randy Brock’s gubernatorial vision (VPR, 6/1/12)
Shumlin: Beware Brock’s health care bear (Green Mountain Daily, 6/1/12)
What do you hope to read in Jim Douglas’ memoir? (Green Mountain Daily, 6/1/12)
Vermont GOP attacks Shumlin’s health care plan; Brock pitches proposal of his own (VT Digger, 6/1/12)

MAY 2012

Vermont voters case: Donovan vs. Sorrell (Burlington Free Press, 5/31/12)
Tax returns for Gov. Shumlin, Randy Brock released (WCAX, 5/31/12)
At hearing, activists press for single payer health care system (VT Digger, 5/31/12)
First-of-its-kind bridge widening project underway (VPR, 5/31/12)
Shumlin, Brock reveal tax returns (Vermont Today, 5/31/12)
Vermont is embarking on largest highway spending ever (Brattleboro Reformer, 5/31/12)
Editorial: Health care choice (Times Argus, 5/30/12)
Shumlin signs ‘ambitious’ transportation bill (WCAX, 5/30/12)
Shulmin unveils map to Vermont roadwork (Burlington Free Press, 5/30/12)
Why is Bruce Lisman spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to ’start a conversation’? (VT Digger, 5/30/12)
Vermont Democrats support same-sex marriage in party platform (vt. Buzz, 5/29/12)
Video: Campaign season officially underway (WCAX, 5/29/12)
Jim Douglas writes autobiography (VT Digger, 5/29/12)
Desperate states, including Vermont, get aggressive with tax collections (Burlington Free Press,5/29/12)
Democratic primary for VT AG heats up (Burlington Free Press, 5/29/12)
Some states, including VT, asking the tax man to get tougher (Brattleboro Reformer, 5/28/12)
Look out, Vermont — here comes RandyCare! (Green Mountain Daily, 5/27/12)
Governor backs fighter jet plan (Times Argus, 5/25/12)
Democratic statewide convention Saturday (VT Digger, 5/25/12)
Brock works on alternative to single-payer plan (Vermont Today, 5/24/12)
Stand against school harassment gains an ally in Governor’s Office (Burlington Free Press, 5/24/12)
Progressive candidate to run for VT governor (WCAX, 5/23/12)
Poll: Where VT voters stand on energy issues (WCAX, 5/23/12)
Shumlin joins Outright Vermont to celebrate new anti-harassment laws (Burlington Free Press,5/23/12)
Shumlin throws his support behind F-35 fighter jets (VPR, 5/23/12)
Audio: Governor says Vermont’s economy headed in right direction (VPR, 5/23/12)
Shumlin says Montpellier is making right decisions ‘to help people grow jobs’ (VT Digger, 5/23/12)
Vermont bans fracking, citing injury concerns (Reuters, 5/23/12)
WCAX/WDEV Poll: Shumlin has high approval rating, holds sure lead over Republican challenger(VT Digger, 5/22/12)
Poll: Shumlin holds big lead (Vt. Buzz, 5/22/12)
Video: Poll: Shumlin would win gubernatorial race (WCAX, 5/22/12)
ISO New England says power grid would be stable without Yankee (VPR, 5/21/12)
Welcome to Randy Brock’s ‘Spampaign’ (Green Mountain Daily, 5/21/12)
Randy Brock charges up the VTGOP (True North Reports, 5/21/12)
Prog candidate to challenge Gov. Shumlin — at least for now (Blurt, 5/21/12)
Call to arms and complaints at the Vermont Republican Convention (Vt. Buzz, 5/21/12)
Brock launches first statewide television ad, “Character” (VT Digger, 5/20/12)
Brock launches online petition to refund ratepayers (VT Digger, 5/19/12)
Shumlin says renewable energy program will be good for business (VT Digger, 5/18/12)
Brock for Governor launches campaign website (VT Digger, 5/17/12)
VT. governor signs fracking ban into law (UPI, 5/17/12)
Lawmakers pass school shots bill, end session (AP, 5/7/12)
In case you missed it — late-night partisan flareup in Montpelier (Vermont Today, 5/4/12)
Vermont lawmakers joust over labor legislation (Burlington Free Press, 5/2/12)
Campaign finance bill sent to Judiciary Committee (Burlington Free Press, 5/2/12)

APRIL 2012

Gubernatorial candidate Brock has bear friend with a message (vt.Buzz, 4/30/12)
Vermont awaits education waiver (Burlington Free Press, 4/29/12)
Randy Brock sprouts a sense of humor (Green Mountain Daily, 4/29/12)
House votes to do little on GMP-CVPS merger (Burlington Free Press, 4/27/12)
Shumlin blasts Senate for ‘extreme overreach’ in utility merger debate (Burlington Free Press,4/26/12)
Vermont lawmakers, governor explore property tax breaks (Burlington Free Press, 4/25/12)
Rutland publisher seeks GOP bid for governor (Burlington Free Press, 4/25/12)
Randy Brock not sweating it (Vermont Press Bureau, 4/25/12)
Randy Brock to face Republican primary challenger (Vermont Press Bureau, 4/25/12)
Vermont lawmakers approve health care measures (AP, 4/25/12)
Vermont Senate panel calls for delay on computing tax (Burlington Free Press, 4/24/12)
Vermont lawmakers want influence over utility merger (Burlington Free Press, 4/24/12)
Bid to pass pot decriminalization fails in Vermont (AP, 4/24/12)
It’s civics before partisanship in Montpellier – mostly (Burlington Free Press, 4/21/12)
Vermont Yankee tax hike plan met with warning – from state’s lawyers (Burlington Free Press,4/20/12)
Vermont wants PAC law reversed (AP, 4/20/12)
Vermont Yankee tax hike plan met with warning — from state’s lawyers (Burlington Free Press,4/20/12)
Gov. Shumlin, congressional delegation announce $11M for bridge work (VT Digger, 4/19/12)
VT wins federal change on guard disaster aid (VPR, 4/18/12)
At press conference, Shumlin clarifies position on utility merger — kind of (Seven Days, 4/18/12)
Populist Gov. Peter Shumlin changes his tune on out-of-state energy (Seven Days, 4/18/12)
Recycling bill might, ultimately, be too much of a good thing (VPR, 4/15/12)
Vermont lawmakers work to unravel Citizens United ruling (Burlington Free Press, 4/14/12)
Peter Shumlin chased by 4 bears in backyard (Politico, 4/13/12)
VT House votes to keep philosophical exemption in vaccine bill (AP, 4/13/12)
Vermont governor chased by bear (Slate, 4/13/12)
Governor confront bears snacking at his bird feeders (VPR, 4/13/12)
Bare Gov. Shumlin barely bails on bothersome bears (Burlington Free Press, 4/13/12)
Brock: Shumlin wrong to suggest $21M ratepayer refund not worth ‘quibbling’ over (VT Digger, 4/13/12)
Utility merger heats up in VT House (WCAX, 4/12/12)
VT Senate removes assisted-death measure from bill (Burlington Free Press, 4/12/12)
Video: Renewed Irene cleanup effort in VT creates jobs (WPTZ, 4/12/12)
Shumlin tells lawmakers to back off merger (WCAX, 4/12/12)
Shumlin: Energy efficiency is ‘collective responsibility’ (VT Digger, 4/11/12)
Gov. Shumlin announces Green Up to Recover Initiative (VT Digger, 4/11/12)
Audio: In merger debate, Lt. Gov. supports ratepayer refund (VPR, 4/11/12)
Vermont lawmakers hear from utility merger proponents (Burlington Free Press, 4/10/12)
Randy Brock cancels fundraiser at Wildflower Inn (Vermont Press Bureau, 4/10/12)
Lawsuit threatened over Vermont redistricting (Burlington Free Press, 4/10/12)
Shumlin quibbles with quibblers over utility merger deal (Seven Days, 4/9/12)
VT lawmakers bicker over legislative district maps (Burlington Free Press, 4/7/12)
Randy Brock (heart) Citizens United (Green Mountain Daily, 4/6/12)
Vermont Strong plate sales are strong (Burlington Free Press, 4/6/12)
House speaker won’t run for Attorney General (Burlington Free Press, 4/6/12)
Vermont Supreme Court delivers mixed public records decision (Bennington Banner, 4/6/12)
Gov. Shumlin presents 25,000the VT Strong license plat to Vermont’s emergency responders (VT Digger, 4/6/12)
VT lawmakers clamor for ratepayer refunds (AP, 4/5/12)
VT Senate to vote on campaign spending resolution today (Burlington Free Press, 4/5/12)
Senators critical of Shumlin deal over utility merger (WPTZ, 4/5/12)
Discord grows over $21M piece of GMP-CVPS deal (Burlington Free Press, 4/5/12)
‘Strong’ sales for special plates (Times Argus, 4/5/12)
Governor signs bill designed to overhaul mental health system (VPR, 4/4/12)
Shumlin signs mental health bill (Burlington Free Press, 4/4/12)
GOP lawmaker: CVPS customers lose $21 million under Shumlin agreement (VT Digger, 4/4/12)
Dems: Conservative shadow organization misinforms and fails to offer solutions (VT Digger, 4/3/12)
Brock urges Shumlin administration to reopen CVPS merger deal (VT Digger, 4/3/12)
Brock chimes in on Vermont-GMP issue (Burlington Free Press, 4/3/12)
Planning for a post-VY economy Senate committee hears local concerns, ideas (Brattleboro Reformer,4/2/12)
Gov. Shumlin fights for downtown college campus money (Brattleboro Reformer, 4/2/12)
Sen. Randy Brock: No to ‘tech tax’ on tiny businesses (FuturePC News, 4/2/12)
Gubernatorial candidate Brock criticizes ‘tech tax’ (Bennington Banner, 4/2/12)
Shumlin tells Bennington: ‘Huge opportunity to grow jobs’ (Bennington Banner, 4/2/12)
Audio: Senators scrutinize utility merger and refund (VPR, 4/2/12)
Whose money is it anyway? Battle over windfall from CVPS/Green Mountain Power merger intensifies (VT Digger, 4/2/12)

MARCH 2012

A study in stasis: Randy Brock’s website still sucks (Green Mountain Daily, 3/29/12)
Immunization debate hits fevered pitch in VT Statehouse (Burlington Free Press, 3/29/12)
At presser, Shumlin touts ‘green jobs,’ unemployment rates (VT Digger, 3/28/12)
Shumlin eyes DGA chairmanship in 2013 (Politico, 3/28/12)
Vermont capital budget addresses post-Irene projects (Burlington Free Press, 3/27/12)
Protesters converge on Entergy headquarters (Brattleboro Reformer, 3/22/12)
State approves $7.7 million BMH expansion (Brattleboro Reformer, 3/12/12)
Vermont Yankee future could be determined by 1 line in PSB memo (Brattleboro Reformer, 3/10/12)
State hears about four options for Waterbury office complex (Burlington Free Press, 3/9/12)
Vermont, NEC ask court to strike submissions in Vermont Yankee suit (Brattleboro Reformer,3/8/12)
State favors new school math requirements (Brattleboro Reformer, 3/8/12)
58 Vermont towns seeking to reduce money in politics (Brattleboro Reformer, 3/8/12)
Super Tuesday recap: Vermont GOP chair wants ‘examination’ of voter irregularities (VT Digger, 3/8/12)
NRC finds no safety issues at Vermont Yankee (Brattleboro Reformer, 3/8/12)
For Burlington Democrats, a night of redemption (Burlington Free Press, 3/7/12)
Weinberger makes history as Democrats retake Burlington mayor’s office (Burlington Free Press,3/7/12)
Should Vermont mandate algebra, geometry? (VT Buzz, 3/7/12)
Constitutional amendment gets overwhelming support in Vermont (VT Digger, 3/7/12)
Town by town, Vermont tackles corporate personhood (Brattleboro Reformer, 3/6/12)
Audio: Shumlin uses Town Meeting to pledge his commitment to Waterbury (VPR, 3/6/12)
Shumlin administration backs off large fee increase for Vermont Yankee (VT Digger, 3/6/12)
For Romney, a victory in Vermont that falls short (Burlington Free Press, 3/6/12)
GOP has concerns about cross-party mischief today (Burlington Free Press, 3/6/12)
Vermont US amendment push gets Town Meeting boost (Burlington Free Press, 3/6/12)
Town by town, Vermont tackles corporate personhood (Burlington Free Press, 3/6/12)
Peter Shumlin vs. his own agency (Green Mountain Daily, 3/6/12)
Video: VT 2012 GOP candidates bide their time (WCAX, 3/5/12)
Testimony helps shape migrant ID bill (VT Digger, 3/5/12)
Commentary: Where are the guv candidates? (VT Digger, 3/4/12)
Governor says of asbestos waste: ‘Let sleeping dogs lie’ (Burlington Free Press, 3/3/12)
Vermont outlines Irene aid plan (Burlington Free Press, 3/2/12)
Vermont AG: Group didn’t violate campaign law (Burlington Free Press, 3/1/12)
Vermont Senate to take up mental health reorganization (Brattleboro Reformer, 3/1/12)

FEBRUARY 2012

Commentary: Shumlin plan for state hospital inadequate on many levels (VT Digger, 2/19/12)
VT health bill builds risk pool, limits choice (CBS Moneywatch, 2/17/12)
Video: Did Gov. Shumlin change his position on doing business with China? (WCAX, 2/16/12)
Health care legislation full of compromises (Burlington Free Press, 2/16/12)
Health care exchange bill clears committee (VT Digger, 2/16/12)
Audio: Bottle deposit law comes up for debate (VPR, 2/15/12)
Gov. Shumlin announces $2.2M in Community Development Program (VT Digger, 2/15/12)
Shumlin opposes Vermont buying VELCO (WCAX, 2/15/12)
In health care reform, brokers’ future unclear (VT Digger, 2/15/12)
Opinion: Getting health insurance costs off the backs of Vermont’s small employers (VT Digger, 2/15/12)
State sues Dubie and RGA, alleging 2010 campaign collusion (Burlington Free Press, 2/14/12)
Commentary: Shumlin compromises a chink in the dam (Times-Argus, 2/14/12)
Does Vermont Gov. Shumlin deserve rosy assessment? (Burlington Free Press, 2/14/12)
Vermont looks at models for standardized health coverage (Burlington Free Press, 2/14/12)
Audio: Shumlin’s health care strategy would pave way for single-payer system (VPR, 2/14/12)
Audio: Vermont’s health care debate focuses on federal mandate (VPR, 2/13/12)
Senate rejects amendment to shift surplus money to Ed Fund, passes Budget Adjustment Act (VT Digger, 2/8/12)
State’s exchange proposal criticized by conservative business group, advocates for single payer (VT Digger, 2/8/12)
Senate leader says union tactics go too far (VT Digger, 2/7/12)
Lawmakers seek new source for energy fund (Brattleboro Reformer, 2/4/12)
Vermont Yankee decision could have far-reaching ramifications (Brattleboro Reformer, 2/3/12)
Vermont employers offer a range of views on health care (Brattleboro Reformer, 2/2/12)
VT lawmakers push for closer health financing due date (Brattleboro Reformer, 2/1/12)

JANUARY 2012

Vermont Yankee says no to more tests in well for radioactive tritium (Burlington Free Press,1/27/12)
Audio: Vermont considers fracking moratorium (VPR, 1/27/12)
Audio: Vermont Yankee refuses state’s request to test for radioactive tritium (VPR, 1/27/12)
Shumlin launches renewed effort to fight homelessness (VPR, 1/26/12)
Shumlin announces programs to help homeless Vermonters (VT Digger, 1/26/12)
Shumlin: ‘I don’t believe it’s healthy to second guess the Attorney General’ (VT Digger, 1/26/12)
Vermont lawmakers propose Irene sales tax holiday (Burlington Free Press, 1/26/12)
State asks PSB to hear Vermont Yankee case (Burlington Free Press, 1/26/12)
Vermont Legislature considers banning hydrofracking (Burlington Free Press, 1/26/12)
Opinion: Kunin – States should maintain role in nuclear oversight (VT Digger, 1/26/12)
In Vermont, an attorney general’s losses raise doubts (Brattleboro Reformer, 1/26/12)
Audio: Irene’s floods dry up business in Vermont town (NPR, 1/25/12)
Audio: Shumlin still mulling over appeal of Vermont Yankee ruling (VPR, 1/25/12)
Video: Vermonters weigh in on Shumlin plan for VT state hospital (WPTZ, 1/25/12)
Local lawmakers say VY case is far from over (The Commons, 1/25/12)
Vermont lawmakers to hear from public on mental health (Brattleboro Reformer, 1/25/12)
Vermont House compromises on budget adjustment (Brattleboro Reformer, 1/25/12)
AG Sorrell says state’s case rested on reliability concerns (VT Digger, 1/24/12)
Sorrell: Judge got VT Yankee ruling wrong (WCAX, 1/24/12)
State releases report on single-payer plan (Brattleboro Reformer, 1/24/12)
Audio: Kunin – Vermont Yankee history (VPR, 1/24/12)
Vermont Yankee reverberations resound (Burlington Free Press, 1/24/12)
Eminent domain suggested as ‘end-run’ to close Vermont Yankee (VT Digger, 1/23/12)
State considers next move after judge rules in favor of Vermont Yankee (VPR, 1/23/12)
Vermont receives $21.6M in grants to help rebuild homes and businesses hit by Irene (VT Digger, 1/22/12
Opinion: After court loss, let the Public Service Board have its say (Burlington Free Press, 1/22/12)
Judge’s decision in Vermont Yankee case raises questions about the efficacy of an appeal (VT Digger, 1/20/12)
Vermont gets ‘clocks cleaned’ in ‘bad loss’ (The Commons, 1/20/12)
Audio: Despite Entergy’s court win, Yankee still needs state permit (VPR, 1/20/12)
Lawmakers press Green Mountain Care Board on work plan (VT Digger, 1/20/12)
Shumlin loses on Vermont Yankee (Governors Journal, 1/20/12)
After ruling, legislative leaders look to public service board for VY decision (VPR, 1/20/12)
Video: What’s next in Vt Yankee saga? (WCAX, 1/20/12)
VT lawmakers mull strategy after federal court ruling saying nuke plant can stay open (Washington Post, 1/20/12)
Video: Does VT have grounds for appeal in Yankee ruling? (WCAX, 1/20/12)
Economist says Vermont’s tax revenues are sliding (VT Digger, 1/19/12)
Vermont state revenues fall short (Burlington Free Press, 1/19/12)
Judge says federal law preempts state’s effort to close VT Yankee (VPR, 1/19/12)
Vermont officials weigh next move in Vermont Yankee case (Burlington Free Press, 1/19/12)
A judge rules Vermont can’t shut nuclear plant (New York Times, 1/19/12)
Entergy says court ruling favors Vermont Yankee (Wall Street Journal, 1/19/12)
Vermont moving forward with its own flavor of health reform (Kaiser Health News, 1/19/12)
Two Vermont governors join forces to keep young people in the state (WCAX, 1/19/12)
Audio: Economists say recovery will come, just not yet (VPR, 1/18/12)
Green Mountain Care Board votes against hiring PR consultant (Burlington Free Press, 1/18/12)
Video: Task force identifies post-Irene legal issues (VT Digger, 1/18/12)
Video: Surprise drop in VT revenues (WCAX, 1/18/12)
Editorial: A process for crisis is not good standard operating procedure (The Commons, 1/18/12)
Shumlin pulls plug on PR hires (VT Digger, 1/17/12)
Shumlin administration presents ‘next steps’ for health care reform (VT Digger, 1/17/12)
School choice: Proposal or empty slogan? (Times Argus, 1/16/12)
Vermont gov doesn’t like the sound of these jobs (Burlington Free Press, 1/16/12)
Shumlin administration to pitch health care ‘exchange’ plan to lawmakers on Tuesday (VT Digger, 1/15/12)
Shumlin proposes downtown college center (Brattleboro Reformer, 1/14/12)
GOP candidate Brock: Here’s what Shumlin budget didn’t say (WPTZ, 1/13/12)
Audio: No tax increase in Vermont budget (North Country Public Radio, 1/13/12)
Shumlin wants matching funds for FEMA buyouts (VPR, 1/13/12)
Gov. Shumlin outlines $5.1B budget, includes $8M for jobs initiative (Burlington Free Press,1/12/12)
Shumlin proposes tight budget; no new income, gas or sales taxes (VT Digger, 1/12/12)
Brock: Governor’s budget address fell short (VT Digger, 1/12/12)
VT lawmaker: Pitting one town against another is a ‘zero sum’ game (VT Digger, 1/12/12)
Campaign for Vermont: ‘Risks abound in governor’s proposed 4.7% budget increase’ (VT Digger, 1/12/12)
Shumlin’s budget address (VT Digger, 1/12/12)
Audio: In budget address, Shumlin outlines plan for relocating state workers (VPR, 1/12/12)
Increased spending looms large as Republicans review Shumlin’s budget (VPR, 1/12/12)
Audio: Shumlin: Hold line on taxes, boost higher ed (VPR, 1/12/12)
Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility: Shumlin shouldn’t close the door on increasing taxes(VT Digger, 1/12/12)
Shumlin calls for state office shuffle (Burlington Free Press, 1/12/12)
SHUMLIN: Vermont Strong (The Commons, 1/11/12)
Is Vermont putting people first? (The Commons, 1/11/12)
Audio: Shumlin’s plan for Waterbury stirs controversy (VPR, 1/10/12)
Shumlin: Vermont state govt is inefficient (Burlington Free Press, 1/9/12)
Vermont Strong plates come with strings (WCAX, 1/9/12)
Shumlin: Cost is key in Waterbury decision (VT Digger, 1/8/12)
Shumlin’s first year (VT Digger, 1/8/12)
Local lawmakers respond to Shumlin’s address (Brattleboro Reformer, 1/7/12)
$8 million raised for Irene recovery, more will be distributed (VPR, 1/6/12)
Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility responds to Gov. Shumlin’s ‘State of the State’ address(VT Digger, 1/6/12)
Vermont Small Business credits Shumlin for No Tax Pledge (VT Digger, 1/6/12)
VT Irene report: Build longer bridges, move homes (Bloomberg Businessweek, 1/6/12)
Shumlin administration releases 70-page road to recovery report (VT Digger, 1/6/12)
Vermont Strong (Governors Journal, 1/5/12)
Video: 2012 Vermont State of the State address, Part 2 (YouTube, 1/5/12)
Video: 2012 Vermont State of the State address, Part 1 (YouTube, 1/5/12)
Shumlin: Vermont is strong (Bennington Banner, 1/5/12)
Audio: Shumlin touts Irene recovery in statehouse speech (VPR, 1/5/12)
House passes Irene property tax abatement bill (VT Digger, 1/5/12)
Shumlin takes on Vermont’s opiate use ‘epidemic’ (Burlington Free Press, 1/5/12)
Audio: Critics from right and left take aim at Shumlin speech (VPR, 1/5/12)
Text of VT Gov. Peter Shumlin’s State of State (Burlington Free Press, 1/5/12)
Shumlin promotes Irene recovery in address (Brattleboro Reformer, 1/5/12)
Vermont Statehouse 2012: A legislative preview (The Commons, 1/4/12)
Audio: Vermont lawmakers face busy session (North Country Public Radio, 1/4/12)
Shumlin announces $3.58M in Transportation Enhancement grants (Vermont Biz, 1/4/12)
Vermont Legislature opens with pomp, a song and some early business (Burlington Free Press,1/4/12)
Video: Emergency Board approves state LIHEAP funding (VT Digger, 1/3/12)
Lawmakers to battle budget, health care issues (Brattleboro Reformer, 1/3/12)
Audio: Governor Shumlin lays out 2012 priorities (VPR, 1/3/12)
Audio: Lawmakers return for second half of term (VPR, 1/3/12)
Lawmakers focus on future of VT State Hospital (WCAX, 1/3/12)
Midterm report card: VT Gov. Peter Shumlin weathered more than one storm (Burlington Free Press,1/2/12)
No crisis, but plenty of financial worries as Vermont Legislature prepares to meet (Burlington Free Press, 1/1/12)
Shumlin manages The Storm (Governors Journal, 1/1/12)

Vermont Gubernatorial Headlines 2011 Archives

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