Secretary of State Deb Markowitz has been rolling through our state’s towns, cities, and small businesses now for a decade. She says she’s learned a thing or three that she can apply in her run for the Governor’s office. “One of the things I learned is that top down decisions from Montpelier rarely work. “I listened to professionals like nurses and real estate agents, engaged our state employees and talked with local officials. The ideas they came up with were central to the turnaround in the Secretary of State’s office, now nationally recognized for our innovation and customer service.” We here at Vermont.com agree with her. Things just bubble up better than they bubble down.