State News

State News
October 22, 2014

Q&A with Governor Shumlin

Editor’s note: this question and answer segment was compiled by the St. Albans Messenger, a sister paper to The Mountain Times. It is republished here with their permissions.

If you could summarize your accomplishments as governor into four bullet points what would they…

Dean Corren seeks election as Lt. Gov.
State News
October 22, 2014

Dean Corren seeks election as Lt. Gov.

By John Flowers

Some of the state’s political pundits are claiming next month’s general election ballot provides little chance for upsets or even tight races.

Burlington Progressive Dean Corren wants to prove the pundits wrong. The Middlebury College graduate (class of 1976)…

Phil Scott seeks election as Lt. Gov.
State News
October 22, 2014

Phil Scott seeks election as Lt. Gov.

By John Flowers

Vermont Lt. Gov. Phil Scott has won a few races during his lifetime, primarily as a stock car driver at the Thunder Road SpeedBowl. But the Berlin Republican is currently focused on winning a different kind of race — for…

State News
October 22, 2014

Vermont Ranks fourth in the nation for after-school programs

A new nationwide report released by the After-school Alliance ranks Vermont as 4th in the nation for after-school programming. The “America After 3 p.m.” report, based on a comprehensive survey commissioned by the after-school Alliance and conducted by Shugoll Research, highlights the progress Vermont…

State News
October 22, 2014

Vermont gets low marks on gender equity in elective office

By Laura Krantz, VTDigger.org

Vermont ranks 39th in the nation for gender equality in local, state and national elected office, according to a report published last week by Representation 2020, a national group that promotes women in politics.

The state is second…

  • Windsor County Candidates Forum held in Ludlow
  • Windsor County Candidates Forum held in Ludlow
  • Windsor County Candidates Forum held in Ludlow
State News
October 22, 2014

Windsor County Candidates Forum held in Ludlow

LUDLOW — Friends of Ludlow Auditorium (FOLA) will sponsor a Candidates Forum on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium. The forum will feature candidates for the Windsor County Senate seats in Montpelier as well as the newly-created Rutland-Windsor (RW-2) seat in…

State News
October 22, 2014

CCCA to hold “Meet the Candidates Night” in Cavendish

CAVENDISH — The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association will hold an informational meeting and debate for Cavendish voters on Thursday, Oct. 23, starting at 7 p.m. at the Cavendish Town Elementary School on Main Street in Proctorsville.

Since only one local office is…

State News
October 22, 2014

Deadline nears for Vermont Writers’ Prize submissions

The Nov. 1 deadline is approaching for the Vermont Writers’ Prize, an annual competition sponsored by Green Mountain Power and Vermont Magazine that provides an opportunity for Vermont writers to showcase their talent.

“Entries are already coming in for this year’s prize,” said…

State News
October 22, 2014

GOP PAC invests $142,000 in media campaign

By Tom Brown, VTDigger.org

A national Republican political action committee launched a six-figure statewide media campaign during the first week of October in support of GOP legislative candidates in Vermont.

The Republican State Leadership Committee is airing television and radio ads, urging…

State News
October 15, 2014

Feliciano claims Shumlin wants to “take over” Medicare

By Morgan True, VTDigger.org

Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Dan Feliciano says Gov. Peter Shumlin is planning to “take control” of Medicare benefits as part of a single-payer health care program. A Shumlin campaign official called the claim untrue and a “scare tactic.”

Feliciano said he is…