Governor Shumlin’s Re-Election Platform

Governor Peter Shumlin joins us to discuss his programs and policies, we touch base with Valley News editor John Gregg on the New Hampshire elections, learn about funding for Vermont’s heating assistance program and hear about the political dynasty that is the Diamondstone family.

Emergency Board To Vote On Extra Heating Aid

A panel of top Vermont state officials who track fiscal issues is expected to approve Gov. Peter Shumlin’s request for $6.1 million in state money to make up for cuts in federal heating assistance.

Vermont, Regional Officials Lobby For Heating Assistance

A variety of officials around New England are lobbying Congress to make sure the low-income heating assistance program is funded. Vermont’s top legislative leaders sent a letter to the state’s congressional delegation pressing for as much money as possible.

Sanders Wants To Form Bi-Partisan Support For Heating Assistance

Senator Bernie Sanders is working to build a bi-partisan group to support additional funds for the Low Income Heating Assistance Program. Last year, Vermont received roughly $23 million in LIHEAP funds. But the Obama Administration has proposed cutting the appropriation in half.