From the Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times Argus today:
MONTPELIER — He’s still in the 1 percent, but a weak commercial real estate market has dealt a blow to the personal fortunes of Gov. Peter Shumlin, who has watched his income drop by nearly half since winning election to the office in 2010.
And though Shumlin’s presumptive Republican challenger isn’t in the same income bracket as the Democratic incumbent, Randy Brock pulled down a healthy $268,000 last year, the vast majority of which came from investment income.
According to tax returns provided to the Vermont Press Bureau Wednesday, Shumlin pulled down slightly more than $500,000 in 2011, a far cry from the approximately $950,000 he and his wife, Deborah Holway, earned in 2009.