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As Vermont’s bars and restaurants opened, with restrictions, to inside diners Monday Governor Phil Scott announced that the next step in the state’s gradual reopening will be allowing some low contact sports to begin.

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott relaxed some COVID-19 business restrictions on Friday. He was also quizzed about his campaign plans following his announcement Thursday that he will seek a third term.

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Vermont Republican Governor Phil Scott has made it official: he is seeking a third two-year term.

Vermont's Republican Gov. Phil Scott says he's in favor of preparing to hold the November election by mail, but he wants an objective panel to determine if it's needed.

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott held a regular COVID-19 briefing Wednesday morning.  He teased potential new openings of the state’s business sectors as his administration continues tracking data to determine when it’s appropriate to resume certain activities.

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott says despite the state showing positive progress, he intends to continue a cautious reopening strategy from COVID-19-related shutdowns.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott outlined a $400 million pandemic economic recovery program for businesses across the state during his COVID-19 briefing Wednesday.

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Vermont officials gave updates on the COVID-19 outbreak on Monday. The governor says progress is being made as the state reopens, but cautions that everyone must remain on guard to prevent a spike in infections.

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Governor Phil Scott has extended the State of Emergency for Vermont, but at the same time eased some of the stay-home requirements established to combat COVID-19.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott began his latest COVID-19 briefing Wednesday by telling Vermonters that he will not tolerate any hate, bigotry or bias in the state as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Governor Phil Scott began his Wednesday COVID-19 briefing telling Vermonters that he will not tolerate any hate, bigotry or bias in the state as a result of the pandemic.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott is planning a further easing of pandemic lockdown rules to begin next week. Retailers will be able to open but must follow strict guidelines.

The state of Vermont is taking deliberate steps to reopen businesses.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott’s latest coronavirus update focused on the status of K through 12 education while in-person teaching is suspended. Another topic that came under scrutiny was projected budget deficits due to the pandemic.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott says the state has hit an apparent plateau in the number of cases of COVID-19, and is working to clear a backlog of unemployment claims due to the pandemic.

This week New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the creation of a multi-state council of Northeast states that will study approaches to fighting the coronavirus pandemic and find coordinated ways to restore the regional economy.  Vermont was not included.  During his regular update Wednesday, Governor Phil Scott was asked about the state’s involvement.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott says COVID-19 cases in the state appear to be leveling off, but it’s still too soon to lift social and economic restrictions.

It was a month ago today that Vermont Governor Phil Scott issued his original State of Emergency to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. During his regular briefing Monday, Scott praised Vermonters for their patience but said it is too soon to back away from mitigation measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott has extended his State of Emergency mandating state residents stay home and non-essential businesses remain closed through mid-May.

With the economy slowed and schools closed, Vermont Governor Phil Scott gave another update Wednesday on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott is mandating that people who arrive in the state quarantine themselves for 14 days to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

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Trying to further slow the spread of the coronavirus, Vermont Governor Phil Scott has closed all schools through the end of the school year.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott and members of his administration are implementing a statewide “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order as the state battles the coronavirus pandemic.

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This week, Vermont Governor Phil Scott directed all childcare centers in the state to cease normal operations. But he also ordered schools and “encouraged” childcare facilities to provide services to essential personnel during the coronavirus outbreak.  On Wednesday the governor outlined details regarding his directive affecting child care centers and schools.

The day after officials announced the first deaths in the state related to the coronavirus, Vermont officials provided updates on efforts to control the outbreak.

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott is discussing his administration’s decision to close all schools in the state by Wednesday.

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The Vermont Senate has overridden Gov. Phil Scott’s veto of a bill that would increase the state's minimum wage and forwarded the final decision to the House.

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott delivered his budget address on Tuesday afternoon, emphasizing familiar themes of fiscal discipline and the need to address Vermont’s demographic changes.

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott laid out a number of priorities in his annual State of the State address Thursday.  WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports reaction is generally positive although some are curious how Scott plans to pay for the proposals.

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott is serving his second two-year term and Thursday afternoon delivered his State of the State to a joint session of the state Legislature. But the proceedings were stopped shortly after the governor started his speech.  WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley explains.

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