Gov. Peter Shumlin over the past two weeks has increased what was already a substantial financial advantage over Republican challenger Scott Milne.
Shumlin collected more than $31,700, spent only $767, and now sits on $1.16 million with only about nine weeks until Election Day, according to a disclosure filed with the secretary of state Tuesday.
Milne, meanwhile, has raised $9,950 since Aug. 15, spent $33,400, and is sitting on about $16,000. The positive balance in Milne’s campaign is thanks only to the $25,000 he loaned his campaign last Friday.
Gov. Peter Shumlin will officially launch his 2014 reelection campaign next week, according to a release from his campaign.
A campaign kickoff is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 9, when the Democratic governor will outline his case for a third term.
Shumlin has tapped a member of his executive staff to serve as campaign manager. Scott Coriell, who until last week served as special assistant to the governor, has left his job in the administration to run Shumlin’s campaign.
Randolph is about to build a new wastewater treatment facility and has a settlement agreement with the state regarding violations at the old plant. Concerns are raised over litter and vandalism at recreation areas in Wallingford, Norwich and Waitsfield. And school and town officials in Pittsford aim to lower last year's $68,000 heading bill at Lothrop Elementary School.
Purchasing a CSA isn't the only way for individuals to invest in Vermont's food economy. Or, it won't be, when Slow Money Vermont gets off the ground.
The new network, an offshoot of the national movement that aims to "bring money back down to earth," will connect local entrepreneurs with investors in an effort to contribute to the state's sustainable food economy.
Last winter it cost $68,000 to heat Pittsford's Lothrop Elementary School. The school board has put together a plan that it thinks will reduce the school's annual heating bill by $40,000, but first school directors must find a way to pay for the project.
As the town of Randolph prepares to build a new wastewater treatment facility, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation announced this week it has reached a settlement with the town regarding failures of the old plant.
In the Northeast Kingdom, final results of two races for State’s Attorney are still trickling in. One incumbent appears to have lost his job, but another is widening his lead.
In Essex County, former state senator and current State’s Attorney Vincent Illuzzi is leading Julianne Woolard, a public defender for juvenile offenders.
During the campaign Woolard criticized Illuzzi for being too quick to prosecute first-time or juvenile offenders who might turn away from crime if diverted to alternative justice programs, like drug courts.
With more than 80 percent of precincts reporting, most major primary races showed a clear victor before midnight on Tuesday, but the three-way race for the Republican nomination the U.S. House of Representatives was still tight. As of Wednesday morning at 9:15 with 240 of 275 districts reporting, Mark Donka held a lead of 94 votes over Donald Russell. Donald Nolte trailed Donka by 409 votes.
Here are the latest unofficial results from the Secretary of State: