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Dr. Anthony Fauci
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Vermont Governor Phil Scott welcomed a special guest for part of his regular COVID briefing on Tuesday.  White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Anthony Fauci joined by video link to praise the state’s low positivity rate and answer questions.

Vermont Statehouse (file)
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Vermont Governor Phil Scott held his latest COVID-19 update Friday morning. Agency heads provided updates on several issues including a possible cluster of the coronavirus.

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

Vermont Governor Phil Scott  (file photo)
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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.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott
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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.

School bus
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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.

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.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott  (file photo)
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Vermont Governor Phil Scott has approved a bill guaranteeing a woman’s right to an abortion.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott  (file photo)
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Vermont Republican Governor Phil Scott will be sworn into his second term next week. His first term was sometimes turbulent as the legislature locked horns over the budget and overrode his  budget vetoes.  He also received praise and reproach for signing the first significant gun restrictions in the state. But in November, voters overwhelmingly sent him to a second term in Montpelier. In this first of a two-part conversation, Governor Scott tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley that he feels he had a number of accomplishments during his first term.

Democrat Christine Hallquist concedes Vermont gubernatorial race
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Democrats gathered in Burlington to watch state and national results on election night hoping Vermont might flip its gubernatorial leadership from red to blue. But Democrat Christine Hallquist failed to stop Republican Phil Scott’s re-election.

Cris Ericson
Cris Ericson

In recent days, WAMC has been speaking with some of the lesser known candidates running for Vermont governor — as Republican Phil Scott seeks a second term against Democrat Christine Hallquist. Today, WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley talks with Independent Congressional and Gubernatorial candidate Cris Ericson. She says she’s running for both offices because she has an idea to ease the tax burden that would work at either governmental level.

Charles Laramie
Charles Laramie for Governor

During a recent debate in Rutland between the two major party candidates for Vermont governor, Charles Laramie shouted from the audience his frustration about the exclusion of minor party candidates from that and other forums. He was subsequently escorted out of the theater. Laramie is a U.S. Navy and Air National Guard veteran, retired teacher and independent candidate for Vermont governor.  He says he entered the race because he believes state leaders are not acknowledging problems or creating real solutions.

The general election campaign is under way in Vermont and Democrats and their candidate for governor are slamming incumbent Governor Phil Scott for accepting donations from a pharmaceutical company. The first-term Republican’s campaign shot back that the challenger is being hypocritical and should instead focus on real issues.

Vermont Senate Pro Tem Tim Ashe
Vermont Legislature

Vermont Republican Governor Phil Scott called a special session of the state legislature to begin today. It comes after he promised to veto the budget and property tax bills presented to him, although he has yet to officially veto the fiscal plans.  On Tuesday, he nixed a number of other bills, including one that would raise the minimum wage, and a paid family leave measure.  Vermont Senate Pro-Tem Democrat/Progressive Tim Ashe says that move was an example of continued frustration the legislature has with the administration.

Governor Phil Scott signs gun bills into law
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Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed a trio of gun bills on the steps of the Statehouse Wednesday afternoon as a rowdy crowd heckled or cheered the passage of the new laws.

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70x2025VT

Vermont Governor Phil Scott joined education and business leaders Tuesday at PC Construction in South Burlington to launch 70-by-2025-Vermont.  The goal of the initiative is to get 70 percent of Vermonters advanced training or education credentials by 2025.

Bipartisan group of Vermont leaders meet at Statehouse in Montpelier to decry federal health care bill
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The razor-thin survival of the GOP health care bill became dire Monday night when two Republican senators declared they would not support the legislation.  Earlier in the day a bipartisan group of Vermont leaders had gathered at the Statehouse to decry the measure and what they call potential negative impacts on the state.

Telemedicine demonstration
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At a time of turmoil in health care policy on the federal level, Vermont Governor Phil Scott has signed a law that will expand telemedicine services and insurance coverage across the state.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott  (file photo)
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Vermont Governor Phil Scott was grilled about his decision to veto the state budget yesterday at his weekly press conference in Burlington today.

Vermont House Majority Leader Jill Krowinski
Verrmont Legislature

The Vermont House Appropriations Committee unanimously voted 11-0 Monday to send the proposed state budget to the House floor.  In advance of the debate House leaders are previewing the budget highlights.  House Majority Leader Democrat Jill Krowinski talks about what’s anticipated during the debate over the $5.8 billion fiscal plan.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott
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Vermont Republican Governor Phil Scott met with reporters at the Statehouse in Montpelier today to discuss a number of issues facing the legislature and his administration.  One of the primary topics is a piece of legislation under consideration that would require any federal immigration actions in Vermont to be approved by the governor.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott
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One week after taking office, Vermont Governor Phil Scott held a press conference this morning to discuss the sale of his interest in a business that contracts with the state.

Vermont Supreme Court
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Vermont Governor Phil Scott says he wants to re-start the nomination process to choose the next justice of the state Supreme Court.

Governor Phil Scott delivers inaugural address 1-5-17
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The inaugural address by newly-installed Vermont Governor Phil Scott on Thursday emphasized fiscal stability and enhancing the economy with no new taxes or fees.  Reaction was mixed and followed partisan lines.

Phil Scott takes the oath of office 1-5-17
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Vermont’s 82nd governor was sworn in Thursday afternoon.  Republican Phil Scott delivered an inaugural address stressing affordability.

Governor Phil Scott
Governor's office

Vermont's governor-elect says he expects to sell his share of his business — a construction company that has won state contracts in the past — before he takes office in January.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott
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Outgoing Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin will be replaced by his current Lieutenant Governor in January.  Republican Phil Scott handily won the race for the state’s top office against his Democratic challenger.

Democrat Sue Minter (left) and Republican Phil Scott
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Could a former major league pitcher and third-party candidate for Vermont governor force the Legislature to choose the state’s next governor?  Today’s race between the Republican and Democrat is so close that some wonder if either can obtain the required 50 percent for a clear win.

Phil Scott
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Phil Scott served five terms in the Vermont Senate before being elected Lieutenant Governor in 2010.  The Republican is now seeking the state’s top office. The businessman and race car driver has been campaigning for a year. When his campaign began, some thought his popularity combined with the state’s tradition of flipping parties when an incumbent governor leaves office provided Scott with the overwhelming advantage.  Instead, he faced a primary and a strong challenge from Democrats.  Now, as Election Day looms, Scott says the goal of his campaign is making Vermont more affordable.

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