| Feb 9, 2015
| 10:19 AM
After discouraging election results, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin abandoned his effort to establish a single payer health system. This is bad news not only for the Green Mountain State but for all Americans. Governor Shumlin had been one of the only major...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 1:58 PM
Forget ski resorts and prize-winning maple syrup, the big tourism draw for the small New England state of Vermont could soon be marijuana.
Led by Gov. Peter Shumlin, lawmakers in Vermont are eagerly exploring the prospects of legalizing a drug which for...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 1:20 PM
A Vermont T-shirt maker has been granted a trademark for the phrase "Eat More Kale," a decision the state's governor on Friday hailed as a victory for "the little guy" over a "corporate bully."
Bo Muller-Moore, who lives in Montpelier, had been ordered...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will chair the national Democratic Governors Association in the key election year of 2016.
The announcement was made Tuesday at the annual meeting of the association, which works to elect Democratic governors across the country....
| Nov 5, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Massachusetts voters sent a Republican back to the statehouse after an election night featuring razor-thin margins and a wave of Republican victories in governors' races across the United States.
Along with his newly elected Republican counterparts in...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 7:52 PM
The biggest worry weighing on the nation's food industry may not be drought in the West, farmworker shortages or turbulent international trade negotiations, but a change in the regulatory code in Vermont.
Under a law signed this month, the tiny New...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Connecticut has the best campaign finance laws in the country, designed to prevent the corrupting influence of big-money donors.
A federal court ruling Tuesday ought to end the Democratic Governors Association's attempt to eviscerate those laws.
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:33 PM
If you are a lobbyist or the client of one, watch for a consumer alert warning of a political fundraising shakedown. You may get squeezed for as much as $100,000. The squeezer is one-time campaign finance reformer Democratic and Working Families Gov....
| Dec 26, 2013
| 10:39 AM
Unfortunately, too many of our state's families were separated for the holidays thanks to our overly punitive marijuana laws. In Maryland, those convicted of marijuana possession can go away for up to a year, just for the nonviolent crime of possessing...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:06 PM
If Washington was reeling on Tuesday, the vertigo may have stemmed from something rare: blunt honesty from the mouth of an elected official.
It occurred as Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, head of the Democratic Governors Assn., detailed for...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 2:31 PM
How many people have to die of drug overdoses in Connecticut before the state government acts?
That's a question for the governor, the General Assembly, and the array of state agencies — far too many, God knows — that have jurisdiction...