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We must continue to expand access to broadband

We know that broadband is crucial to parts of the state that are currently under-served or, in some cases, not connected at all. I'm sure most realize this isn't the cure-all to our economic challenges, but as we seek to attract more people to live and work in Vermont, we must continue to expand access. This session, I'll put forward a package of reforms, and my budget will include investments, to do just that.
Source: 2020 Vermont State of the State address , Jan 9, 2020

State invests in expanding broadband connectivity

Scott signed an act relating to broadband deployment throughout Vermont, which invests in expanding broadband connectivity throughout the state. "While we know it's not a cure-all to economic challenges, we can all agree reliable broadband is important for economic growth, education, public safety and overall access to information, services and people around the world," said Governor Scott.
Source: Gubernatorial press release for 2020 Vermont governor race , Jun 20, 2019

Alliance with Microsoft for digital skills, computer science

Scott announced the state's plans to enter an alliance with Microsoft to improve access to digital skills programing and computer science education and to promote rural broadband access, with the organizational support of Microsoft technology experts and partners. "We are grateful for Microsoft's partnership as we work to overcome broadband gaps in rural Vermont and provide more equitable and accessible opportunities for all Vermonters," said Governor Scott.
Source: Gubernatorial press release for 2020 Vermont governor race , Jan 25, 2019

Reform alternative utility regulation; no executive bonuses

Q: What measures will you support to make sure utility customers have a voice in cases about their utility rates?

Phil Scott: My priorities are to make Vermont more affordable & to restore faith in state government. The idea that utilities have been allowed to pass executive bonuses onto ratepayers is an example of that erosion of trust.

Q: Vermont's two shareholder utility companies have operated under plans that adjust gas and electric rates without the accountability and transparency of a full rate case.

Phil Scott: I share concerns about alternative regulation. I will commit to examining the benefits and disadvantages of alternative regulation--with the priority of protecting ratepayers. Alternative regulation, when employed properly & transparently, can allow utilities to move more nimbly and this agility--when used for the benefit of ratepayers--can benefit the state's economy. It appears, however, that alternative regulation policy may need reform.

Source: AARP Voter Guide on 2016 Vermont Gubernatorial race , Oct 31, 2016

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AL: Incumbent Kay Ivey(R)
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IA: Incumbent Kim Reynolds(R)
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MD: Incumbent Larry Hogan(R,term-limited)
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MN: Incumbent Tim Walz(DFL)
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NE: Incumbent Pete Ricketts(R,term-limited)
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NH: Incumbent Chris Sununu(R)
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NM: Incumbent Michelle Lujan Grisham(D)
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TN: Incumbent Bill Lee(R)
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TX: Incumbent Greg Abbott(R)
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VT: Incumbent Phil Scott(R)
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WI: Incumbent Tony Evers(D)
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WY: Incumbent Mark Gordon(R)
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Senator Rand Paul(? R)
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