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government http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/446/all en Gov. Shumlin's state of the state http://www.addisonindependent.com/201201gov-shumlins-state-state <p> Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, fellow Vermonters:</p> <p> Thank you. It&rsquo;s been such a privilege to serve as Vermont&rsquo;s governor over the past year. Our partnership of community, courage, and common purpose that has empowered us through the unprecedented challenges dumped upon us by Mother Nature, combined with our willingness to make the tough choices necessary to grow jobs and economic opportunities for all Vermonters, has made us stronger.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10443">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201201gov-shumlins-state-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont government state of the state Sun, 08 Jan 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 10443 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Aldermen eye conflict of interest policy http://www.addisonindependent.com/201201aldermen-eye-conflict-interest-policy <p class="p1"> VERGENNES &mdash;&nbsp;At the suggestion of two residents who sit on other city boards, Vergennes aldermen on Dec. 20 agreed to consider at a future meeting adopting a formal conflict of interest policy.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"> The recommendation came from school board member Cheryl Brinkman and planner Alex McGuire, who asked aldermen to either consider adopting a conflict of interest policy or ordinance, or give residents the option of adopting one on Town Meeting Day.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10361">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201201aldermen-eye-conflict-interest-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes conflict of interest government Vergennes City Council Mon, 02 Jan 2012 18:00:07 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 10361 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Lawmakers: 2011 session produced some big results http://www.addisonindependent.com/201105lawmakers-2011-session-produced-some-big-results <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> MONTPELIER &mdash; Local lawmakers said they will remember the 2011 legislative session for being short on funds but long on accomplishments and punctuality.</p> <p> The gavel fell on the session on Friday, May 6 &mdash; one week ahead of schedule and in spite of a very busy agenda that included health care reform and a fiscal year 2012 budget that was $176 million in the red at the outset.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7906">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201105lawmakers-2011-session-produced-some-big-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont government legislature Thu, 12 May 2011 18:00:13 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 7906 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Shumlin praises legislators, weighs in on natural gas http://www.addisonindependent.com/201105shumlin-praises-legislators-weighs-natural-gas <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-7922" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201105shumlin-praises-legislators-weighs-natural-gas"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/shumlin9186.thumbnail.jpg" alt="shumlin9186.jpg" title="shumlin9186.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GOV. PETER SHUMLIN was in Middlebury Monday and gave high marks to the Legislature for its work during the just-concluded 2011 session. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Gov. Peter Shumlin said on Monday he could not have imagined a more successful inaugural legislative session as the state&rsquo;s new chief executive officer.</p> <p> &ldquo;It was truly extraordinary,&rdquo; Shumlin said of the 2011 Legislature&rsquo;s accomplishments, which included passing health care reform; balancing a fiscal year 2012 budget that was saddled with a $176 million revenue shortfall and no federal stimulus funds; and advancing the administration&rsquo;s goal of extending wireless broadband access to all parts of the state by 2013.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7899">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201105shumlin-praises-legislators-weighs-natural-gas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury government legislature Shumlin Thu, 12 May 2011 18:00:10 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 7899 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Staff blog: President Obama speaks on deficit http://www.addisonindependent.com/201104staff-blog-president-obama-speaks-deficit <p> Today, President Obama spoke on the budget negotiations that have tied up congress over the past few weeks. While critiquing the Republican approach to budget-building, he laid out his own spending plan, which includes spending cuts that he said will cut the national deficit by $4 trillion over the next 12 years.</p> <p> Below is a video, via <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov" title="www.whitehouse.gov">www.whitehouse.gov</a>, of today&#39;s speech, followed by a full transcript of the event, as released by the White House.</p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/7606/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/7606">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201104staff-blog-president-obama-speaks-deficit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog federal budget federal deficit government Obama Wed, 13 Apr 2011 21:50:05 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 7606 at http://www.addisonindependent.com