Gov. Scott tries to keep state budget ‘lean’ despite record revenues

The Vermont governor says the state must not use a federal funds windfall to pay for ongoing commitments.

Transcript of Gov. Phil Scott’s 2023 budget address

This is a transcript of Governor Scott’s Jan. 20 budget address to the Vermont Legislature. It was provided by the governor’s office.   Mr. President, Madam Speaker, Mr. Pro Tem, members of the General Assembly, and fellow Vermonters: Two weeks ago, … (read more)

Eleven candidates jockey for governor’s post

ADDISON COUNTY — The following is a series of thumbnail sketches of the gubernatorial candidates who will square off in Primary elections on Tuesday, Aug. 11.  Information was culled from the candidates’ websites, and/or other online media sources. Candid … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Zuckerman is the best candidate

David Zuckerman envisions a Vermont for All where everyone is an honored guest at the table. Women are secure in their right to choose and in their right to earn fair pay. People of Color lead us in facing and dealing with implicit bias. Native People sho … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Zuckerman is the governor we need in these times

David Zuckerman is the best person for the job of Governor. David has a great understanding of the workings of government due to his nearly 20 years of service as a representative, senator and as our current Lt. Governor. He is a farmer, so understands th … (read more)

Zuckerman seeks promotion to governor

MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman was still an undergraduate student at the University of Vermont in 1995 when he made his first bid for a seat in the Chittenden 3-4 Vermont House district. He fell around 60 votes short at the time, but broke … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Holcombe is the best choice for governor

We will be voting for Rebecca Holcombe in the Democratic primary for governor.  Rebecca is best known for her role as Vermont’s Secretary of Education, where she became intimately aware of the educational needs of communities all over Vermont and where sh … (read more)

Opinion: Scott talks racism, launches task force

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott gave these remarks at a Monday press conference: I want to start by addressing the tragic death of George Floyd in Minnesota. The reactions, justifiable outrage, that it sparked across the nation … I also want to remind everyone of … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Who does Scott’s minimum wage veto really help?

Governor Scott always talks about “affordability,” which really sounds good, but who does his actions really help with “affordability”? We hear him say that rural Vermonters would be hurt most by increasing the minimum wage because employers would have to … (read more)

Eric Davis: Zuckerman leaves his comfort zone

Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman’s decision to run for governor can be viewed from multiple angles, each offering different insights. Zuckerman’s decision is not without risk to his future political career. He could have remained lieutenant governor, been re-elec … (read more)

Gov. stresses child care, energy strategy

Editor’s note: Addison Independent reporter John Flowers contributed to this report. MONTPELIER — After climate change protesters were cleared from the Vermont House chamber at the start of Gov. Phil Scott’s annual State of the State address this past Thu … (read more)

Editorial: Gov. Scott: Collaboration lite?

Gov. Scott proposed a kernel of a good idea midway through his State-of-the-State speech this past Thursday — the creation of a universal afterschool programs that aligns the students’ day with the length of the workday. The idea, he told those gathered a … (read more)

Holcombe sets sights on governor’s office

MIDDLEBURY — Just two years ago, Rebecca Holcombe was working for Gov. Phil Scott as Vermont’s Secretary of Education. She’s now campaigning to succeed him as the state’s chief executive, and is doing so on a platform of decreasing health care costs and c … (read more)