Peter SHumlin

VT Gov Raises Record Dollars, Some from Out of State Donations

VT Gov Raises Record Dollars, Some from Out of State Donations
Vermont's first campaign finance reporting deadline has come and gone. And the big news — just about the only news of significance — is the size of Governor Shumlin's war chest: $1.7 million. While the majority of that money is leftover from his last breezy re-election, some of those moneys are from out-of-state donations.
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VT Republicans Belatedly Embrace Ethics Reform (but Not Its Enforcement)

VT Republicans Belatedly Embrace Ethics Reform (but Not Its Enforcement)
There's a bill before the Vermont House to enact new ethical guidelines for state lawmakers, statewide officeholders, and appointed officials. H.846 would also create a state Ethics Commission and prohibit former public officials from lobbying the Legislature for two years after leaving state government.
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VT's New Pathway Out of Poverty: Well-Meaning POoP, but What Does It Mean?

VT's New Pathway Out of Poverty: Well-Meaning POoP, but What Does It Mean?
Vermont Gov signed an executive order earlier this week for the creation of a Pathways Out of Poverty Council. Apparently no one looked at the acronym before announcing the $2 million commission to combat poverty in the Green Mountain State.
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The Next Pope Won't Come from VT, That's for Sure

The Next Pope Won't Come from VT, That's for Sure
The godless state of Vermont is gloriously headed for Hell in a sap bucket. The good folks at Gallup have confirmed what we all suspected to be true: Vermont is the least religious state in the union.
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VT Teacher Surrenders Loaded Semi-Automatic to Police

Neighbors asked police to do a welfare check on Davis after seeing him carry the rifle to his vehicle Sunday evening. Davis then voluntarily surrendered the gun, telling police he put it in the trunk of his car in order to bring it to a storage unit he recently rented. The weapon was in the case and there were two, 30-round, high capacity magazines loaded.
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