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Legislative review: Vermont economy needs 'Code Green'

Posted on February 7, 2013 |
By Rep. Paul Raulston D-Middlebury



I was happy the Speaker assigned me to another term on the House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development. I believe ours is a committee well constituted to deal with the complex economic issues we are facing in Vermont.

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Legislative Report: Transportation needs hard for state to fund

Posted on February 4, 2013 |
By Rep. Diane Lanpher



Rep. Diane Lanpher, Addison-3, is a member of the House Transportation Committee.

Vermont’s transportation system has faced some extraordinary challenges in recent years, with four federally declared disasters in 2011, including spring floods followed by Tropical Storm Irene. This year we face different transportation challenges — both challenge the Transportation Fund. One more immediate and another reaching far into the future.

Long Term challenge:

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GOP taps Castimore, VanWyck for the late Rep. Clark’s House seat

Posted on January 21, 2013 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — Republican leaders in the Addison-3 House district on Thursday agreed to recommend two GOP nominees as candidates to serve out the two-year term of the late Rep. Greg Clark, R-Vergennes: Warren VanWyck of Ferrisburgh and Mary Ann Castimore of Waltham.

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Local lawmakers poised to make impact on legislative committees

Posted on January 17, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MONTPELIER — Addison County lawmakers are again positioned to be “impact players” in shaping this year’s legislative agenda, according to recently announced House and Senate committee assignments.

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Shumlin delivers State of the State address

Posted on January 11, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



Editor’s note: Gov. Peter Shumlin took the oath of office to start his second term as governor on Thursday. The following is Gov. Shumlin’s State of the State Address, which he delivered in the Vermont Statehouse after his swearing in ceremony.

Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the General Assembly, members of our National Guard, fellow Vermonters:

Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your governor for another term. It is an honor to serve, and every day I am grateful for this extraordinary privilege.

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Lt. Gov. Phil Scott addresses the state

Posted on January 10, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



Editor’s note: Lt. Gov. Phil Scott was sworn in this morning for his second two-year term as Vermont’s lieutenant governor. After taking the oath of office from Sen. Dick Mazza, D-Chittenden/Grand Isle, Lt. Gov. Scott offered the following remarks.

Good morning. First, I’d like to thank Vermonters for the opportunity to serve the state for another two years. It truly is an honor for me to serve as Vermont’s Lt. Governor. To think a Barre-born stock car racer like myself would ever have an opportunity such as this is truly incredible.

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Rep. Willem Jewett picked as House majority leader

Posted on December 13, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Rep. Willem Jewett, D-Ripton, will have an even higher leadership profile in the Vermont House of Representatives during the next two years. The five-term incumbent lawmaker representing Addison-2 was unanimously elected by his fellow Democrats at their Dec. 8 caucus to serve as House majority leader when the Legislature reconvenes this January.

Jewett, 49, takes over from former House Majority Leader Lucy Leriche of Hardwick, who did not run for re-election. Jewett served the last two years as House majority whip.

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UPDATED 2:06 p.m.: Rep. Greg Clark mourned by colleagues, friends

Posted on November 30, 2012 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — Longtime state Rep. Greg Clark, R-Vergennes, died on Friday, Nov. 30, after being struck by a southbound vehicle while scraping ice off his windshield at the side of Route 7 on Woodman’s Hill just south of Vergennes. He was 65.

Emergency responders were called to the scene at around 7:30 a.m. and immediately performed CPR on a critically injured Clark, who was taken to Porter Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

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Rep. Greg Clark killed in Route 7 car accident

Posted on November 30, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



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Editor's note: For full details on the accident and community reaction, see our update here.

VERGENNES — Rep. Greg Clark, 65, a long-time Republican legislator from Vergennes, was killed in a car crash this morning.

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Lawmakers hail health care ruling

Posted on July 2, 2012 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County lawmakers spearheading Vermont’s health care reform effort hailed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Thursday to substantially uphold the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA), a decision they said gives them further confidence in pushing the state toward a single-payer system.

“I’m obviously satisfied and pleasantly surprised, I have to admit, by the ruling,” said Rep. Michael Fisher, D-Lincoln, and chairman of the House Health Care Committee.

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