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Gov. Shumlin on 2013 priorities

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Governor Peter Shumlin is resolving to get his top priorities enacted into law in the upcoming legislative session.

The second-term Democrat says he's again looking for a balanced budget without raising broad-based taxes. He adds his administration will also focus on keeping and creating jobs in Vermont.

Shumlin says working with a new education secretary to find ways to provide pre-school programs to children statewide and providing more workforce retraining will also be important.

"Time and time again when I talk to employers across Vermont they say to me, governor, we've got jobs, we just don't have enough people in the stem areas of education to be able to get those jobs done," said Shumlin, D-Vermont.

Shumlin is expected to name an education secretary this month.

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