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VTDigger’s Elizabeth Hewitt joins Vermont Press Bureau chief Neal Goswami and Vermont Public Radio political reporter Peter Hirschfeld on the podcast this week. Topics included the state budget and House Democrats’ frustration with Republican Gov. Phil Scott. Subscribe to the Capital Beat Podcast on iTunes for the latest episodes.   Continue Reading →

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New CPI/VTDigger poll shows Shumlin’s approval rating continues to slide

MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin has seen a further erosion of support since the November election, with 47 percent disapproving of his job performance and just 41 percent approving. The new polling data, compiled by Castleton Polling Institute for VTDigger, marks the first time that the third-term Democratic governor’s approval rating has gone underwater since taking office in 2011, meaning more Vermonters disapprove of him than approve. Shumlin won 46.4 percent of the vote in November, barely edging out his Republican challenged in the popular vote. In April 2014 a CPI/VTDigger pole placed Shumlin’s approval rating at 49 percent. The numbers are even worse for the governor when broken down further. Continue Reading →

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