Sue Minter

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For a few hours on Saturday afternoon, Vermont's capital was a sea of pink. An estimated 15,000 people came out for the local Women's March, many wearing pink hats knitted especially for the occasion in a very particular shape.

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Hundreds of thousands participated in the Women's March on Washington or in satellite marches across the country Saturday. Throughout the day, VPR will be with Vermonters participating in Washington, D.C., at what is expected to be the largest of the marches, as well at a "sister" event in Montpelier. 

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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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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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According to the latest VPR Poll, Vermonters have been following the races for president and governor very closely. But the rest of the Vermont races, not so much. It's OK — that's where we come in.

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Election Day is finally upon us. And here in Vermont, at least, the big electoral suspense is the neck-and-neck race for governor. 

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Vermont’s candidates for governor have spent most of their time on the campaign trail talking about taxes, the budget and the economy. But the issue of abortion may play heavily in the outcome of Tuesday’s vote, thanks to a super PAC started by Planned Parenthood. 

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Vermont will choose a new governor on Tuesday. Thursday night, the candidates vying for Vermont's highest office met in a final statewide debate.

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Democrat Sue Minter decided back in May that she would no longer accept campaign contributions directly from corporate entities. The pledge has not cramped her fundraising abilities, however, and strong support from female donors has given Minter a financial edge over her Republican rival, Lt. Gov. Phil Scott.

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The next governor will shape the future of health care, marijuana policy, social programs and taxes in Vermont, and the candidates don’t agree on much.

Peter Hirschfeld / VPR

On Thursday afternoon, Gov. Peter Shumlin signed an agreement with the federal government that could overhaul the health care system in Vermont. Hospitals and many doctors say the so-called "all-payer" model has the potential to improve care, and curb costs, but critics say the deal was rushed.

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One key Republican strategy in the final stretch of Vermont’s tight gubernatorial race is to try to link Democratic candidate Sue Minter with the policies of outgoing Gov. Peter Shumlin. But Minter says her agenda is very different from Shumlin's.

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Many new parents in Vermont face a tough choice: take a leave of absence from work to stay home with their newborns, and forego a paycheck, or head back to work shortly after the baby arrives. 

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The new VPR poll released this week revealed just one close state-wide race. That is the gubernatorial race between Democrat Sue Minter and Republican Phil Scott, which is in a statistical tie.

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Results from the first head-to-head poll of the 2016 race for governor have arrived. And the VPR Poll, conducted by the Castleton Polling Institute, shows Republican Phil Scott and Democrat Sue Minter locked in a statistical dead heat with just under three weeks until Election Day. 

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From tuition-free college to paid family leave, Democratic candidate for governor Sue Minter has proposed a number of initiatives that would require raising new revenues. And her platform reflects her philosophy about the role of state government in Vermonters’ lives.


The debate over siting renewable energy projects has become one of the major policy contrasts between the gubernatorial candidates.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders came out with a full slate of endorsements for Democratic candidates for Vermont office Thursday, including gubernatorial candidate Sue Minter.

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Democrat Sue Minter and Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott jousted over fiscal policy in a televised gubernatorial debate Thursday night, and the candidates are offering voters some clear contrasts as Election Day nears.