SPRINGFIELD - December 18, 2015 - Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced the completion of a 500 kilowatt solar net metering project at the Southern State Correctional Facility, the fifth of seven state correctional facilities to be powered by solar.
Gov. Peter Shumlin today issued the following statement on the news that Keurig Green Mountain is set to be acquired by JAB Holding Co.
“I have spoken with Keurig Green Mountain CEO Brian Kelly who has indicated to me that the company will remain headquartered in Waterbury and that there are no plans for any reduction is workforce. That is incredibly good news. Keurig Green Mountain has been important part of Vermont’s economy, culture, and history for decades. I have reached out to officials at JAB Holding to offer Vermont’s assistance and commitment to ensuring that remains true for decades to come.
Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement after President Obama’s address to the nation last night.
MONTPELIER – December 3, 2015 – In response to the urgent and growing demand for child protection services largely driven by the opiate addiction crisis affecting Vermont and other states, Gov. Peter Shumlin today outlined a comprehensive proposal to enhance Vermont’s child welfare system. The package will add a total of 35 staff at the Department for Children and Families (DCF) and one additional Superior Court Judge, as well as provide increased resources for the Defender General and State’s Attorneys Offices to support the increased child abuse and neglect caseload.
MONTPELIER - December 3, 2015 - Gov. Peter Shumlin will travel to Paris next week to attend 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference. The Governor is one of three American governors participating in the summit, which brings together global leaders to develop a worldwide framework and agenda to combat climate change.
MONTPELIER - December 1, 2015 - – The Emergency Board today approved Gov. Peter Shumlin’s recommendation to increase the cap on the Vermont Employment Growth Incentive for projects in economically distressed regions of Vermont. The approval allows for consideration of proposals that could, if approved, create 200 new full-time jobs and $6.5 million in new payroll.
MONTPELIER – December 1, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced a pilot program to test in Vermont a new treatment option for opiate addiction. Under the pilot, offenders coming out of Marble Valley Correctional Center in Rutland will now be offered naltrexone, an injected, long-acting medication that reduces the urge for opioid drugs like heroin or prescription painkillers.
WILLISTON - Novemer 30, 2015 - Vermont’s Christmas tree industry received one of its early customers yesterday when Gov. Peter Shumlin arrived at Isham’s Family Farm in Williston to select and cut a tree for the state Pavilion Office Building in Montpelier. The Governor’s annual tree-cutting event not only signals the start of tree-hunting season for many Vermonters, but also draws some well-deserved attention to Vermont’s robust Christmas Tree Industry, which supplies over 134,000 trees to Vermonters and customers throughout New England and as far away as Bermuda.
After a successful pilot program earlier this year, Gov. Peter Shumlin and Windsor County State’s Attorney Michael Kainen today announced that a Driver Restoration Day will be held in Windsor County on December 11th. Vermonters who have had their license suspended for failure to pay traffic tickets will be eligible to pay $25 per ticket to get their driving privileges reinstated. The effort is aimed at ensuring lower-income Vermonters are not forced to make choices between paying for overdue tickets or daily necessities as well as increasing public safety.
Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today that for the first time in Vermont history, the State House Christmas tree will come from federally managed land within the 400,000-acre Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF). The 32 foot balsam fir will be harvested tomorrow on public land in Hancock, Vermont from a wildlife habitat management area.