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Stories with person: Peter Shumlin
  • High costs plague some state-run health insurance markets 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 3:36 am

    WASHINGTON - State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama's health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment. These challenges could lead more of them to turn over operations to the federal government or join forces with other states.

  • Vermont governor says 'people' want GMO labeling 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 5:22 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin said Thursday people who want to know what's in their food will win the fight against an industry that is trying to block laws that require the labeling of some foods made with genetically modified organisms.

  • Shumlin supports creation of ethics commission 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 6:20 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Amid conflict-of-interest allegations among Vermont public officials, Gov. Peter Shumlin said Wednesday he supports the creation of a state ethics commission.

  • Rocker Neil Young offers support to Vermont food label law 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 5:41 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Rocker Neil Young is lending his support to the state's efforts to label foods containing genetically modified ingredients.

  • Cuomo hits Adirondacks to promote New York state tourism 
    Updated: Jul-19-15 8:14 pm

    INDIAN LAKE, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo headed north Sunday to the Adirondack Mountains to promote the area's outdoor recreational activities - from whitewater rafting and hiking to fishing, canoeing and horseback riding.

  • Vermont's Green Mountain Power ready for energy revolution 
    Updated: Jul-18-15 11:40 am

    COLCHESTER, Vermont - When Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveiled the company's new Powerwall battery to back up home electrical systems in April, Green Mountain Power Corp. CEO Mary Powell was at the event in California, looking to put her company at the head of the line to order them for its customers.

  • Considering governor's run, Dunne jumps out on fundraising 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 5:35 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Political veteran Matt Dunne, a likely Democratic candidate for governor, said Wednesday he has raised about $135,000 from campaign contributors in less than three weeks.

  • Can independent Sanders get on NH Democratic primary ballot? story has photos
    Updated: Jul-11-15 8:58 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - From his run for mayor of Burlington to numerous campaigns for Congress, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has for more than three decades eschewed traditional party labels in his pursuit of political office, winning election after election as an independent.

  • Vermont gets $12.4M grant for substance abuse prevention 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 1:14 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Officials say a $12.4 million federal grant will allow Vermont to expand statewide a program aimed at reducing substance abuse among 12- to 25-year-olds.

  • Sale of IBM microchip plants in Vermont, New York completed 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 12:53 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - GlobalFoundries announced Wednesday it had completed its purchase of IBM's microchip plants in Vermont and New York, giving a new lease on life to a big employer in Vermont and New York's Duchess County.

  • Vermont's new US attorney sworn in, says he's 'honored' 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 4:21 pm

    BURLINGTON, Vermont - Vermont has a new chief federal prosecutor. Lawyer Eric Miller was sworn in as U.S. attorney for the state on Tuesday.