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Environmental watchdogs say they’re heartened by Governor-elect Phil Scott’s pick to lead the Agency of Natural Resources, but that it’s too early to discern whether the incoming Republican administration is serious about cleaning up Lake Champlain and tackling some of the other major environmental issues facing Vermont.

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Vermont’s incoming governor is among the many Republican officials who opposed Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy. But now that Trump has won, Governor-elect Phil Scott says he’ll be looking for ways to work together with the new president.

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For the past six months, Congress has been engaged in a bitter political fight over President Obama's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. There's also a vacancy on the Vermont Supreme Court, and the state's Judicial Nominating Board says it's trying to avoid a similar controversy here in Vermont.

The Scott administration wants to reallocation existing revenues to pay for clean water initiatives, but lawmakers are worried the plan could shortchange other state programs.
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Next month, Vermont Treasurer Beth Pearce will unveil a much-anticipated legislative report that will tell lawmakers how to raise the $1.3 billion needed to clean up Lake Champlain and other polluted waterways. And Governor-elect Phil Scott may soon find himself at odds with Democrats — and environmental advocates — over how to come up with the money.

Governor-elect Phil Scott says it's critical for Vermont to take steps to rebuild its transportation infrastructure. But Scott says he'll oppose efforts to raise the state gas tax to provide new revenue for this initiative.

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The man who helped spearhead health care reform efforts under outgoing Gov. Peter Shumlin is getting a major role in the administration of Governor-elect Phil Scott. 

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Phil Scott will be Vermont's next governor - he'll take office in January of next year. We're talking about the state of the transition to the new administration. 

Republican Governor-elect Phil Scott on Wednesday tapped Jason Gibbs, a longtime aide to former Gov. Jim Douglas, to be his chief of staff.

Gibbs' appointment was one of four that Scott named to his senior staff.

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Vermont has one of the lowest increases in premium rates for policies sold under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new study from Kaiser Health News.

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Gov. Peter Shumlin says he's optimistic the administration of President-elect Donald Trump will support the state's new health care payment reform plan known as "all-payer." 

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The advocates who have been pushing for paid family leave, free health care for young adults and other progressive initiatives had a clear choice in the race for governor: Democrat Sue Minter. Their candidate lost, however, advocates are now recalibrating a legislative strategy that will require them to win buy-in from Republican Governor-elect Phil Scott.

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Gov. Peter Shumlin and Governor-elect Phil Scott issued a joint statement Thursday in a call for unity that was both symbolic and explicit.

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Gov.-elect Phil Scott says he wants to form a coalition of moderate northeastern Republican governors to help protect the states from policies of the Trump Administration.

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Two key lawmakers say they plan to resume the push to legalize cannabis in Vermont, but Governor-elect Phil Scott is urging them not to waste their time on the measure.

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According to the official results from last Tuesday's election, a record number of Vermonters voted using an early ballot. The results also show that Sen. Bernie Sanders received almost 6 percent of the vote in the presidential race as a write-in candidate.

Gov. Phil Scott is reconsidering his opposition to a primary enforcement seat belt law.
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On Tuesday night, Vermonters elected Republican Phil Scott as the state’s next governor. The governor-elect joins us to talk about his plans and priorities for his time in office.

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On Tuesday afternoon in the Statehouse, Republican Phil Scott gave his first news conference as the governor-elect of Vermont, and he says his resounding victory over Democrat Sue Minter gives him a clear electoral mandate.

Vermont's new lieutenant governor will be Progressive/Democrat David Zuckerman, and he'll serve with Republican Phil Scott, who won a resounding victory in the gubernatorial race.

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Six years of Democratic rule in Vermont will soon come to an end. And after a resounding victory for Phil Scott in the race for governor on Tuesday, Republicans will retake the executive branch in January.

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Republican Phil Scott will be Vermont's next governor. Progressive/Democrat David Zuckerman won the race for lieutenant governor, and T.J. Donovan will be Vermont's first new attorney general since 1997.

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