Vermont Governor Shumlin's Blog
Governor Shumlin reacts to the decision made by a small group of state employees to file a labor grievance after Tropical Storm Irene
Wednesday, October 5 - 1:00 p.m. - At his weekly press conference today, Governor Shumlin reacted to the 90 state employees who have filed a labor grievance against the State of Vermont.
Thursday, October 6 - 10:15 a.m. - Time magazine interviewed the folks at Liberty Hill Farm, talking to them about their experience during Tropical Storm Irene and how the spirit of Vermonters saved their lives. Watch the cartoon video below and see how the kindness of strangers can make all the difference in the world.
Friday, October 7th - 1:22 p.m. - Vermont was named by Huffington Post sixth out of the top eight states offering the highest minimum wages. See the article below or the original here.
Friday, October 7 - 2:00 p.m. - Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin urged folks at his press conference on October 5th to call 1-800-VERMONT and donate to the Vermont Disaster Relief Fund, which helps folks who were impacted by Tropical Storm Irene. Watch the video below.
Monday, October 10th - 10:55 p.m. - The public comment period for Vermont's Comprehensive Energy Plan has been extended to November 4, 2011. This is an opportunity for Vermonters and other folks to read the draft and have their opinions considered before the Plan is completed. Read Governor Shumlin's foreword to the Plan here.
Tuesday, October 18 - 2:22 p.m. - Today, Gov. Shumlin announced that gay marriage advocate and Legal Counsel Beth Robinson will serve on the Vermont Supreme Court. Watch the Governor's announcement below.
Wednesday, October 19 - 9:30 a.m. - Secretary of Administration Jeb Spaulding announced Vermont's Revenue Results for September 2011 yesterday. Vermont's general fund is on target, but transportation and education funds fall short for the month. Learn more and read the announcement below.
Thursday, October 20 - 2:40 p.m. - During the press conference held today, Governor Shumlin closed by addressing the recent media portrayal he has seen of Vermonters who suffer from mental disease. Watch the video below to see the Governor's thoughts.
Thursday, October 20 - 3:40 p.m. - The Vermont State Hospital closing is an opportunity for Vermont taxpayers to save money in the long haul. This is also a chance for our most vulnerable mental health citizens to get the care they really need. Watch the video below.