MIDDLESEX – June 9, 2014 -- Surrounded by supporters at the locally owned Red Hen Bakery, Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed into law legislation phasing in an increase in the state’s minimum wage from the current $8.73 per hour to $10.50 per hour by 2018.
WATERBURY – June 4, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin joined Vermont employers, colleges, chambers of commerce and others today in announcing the new ‘Great Jobs in Vermont’ campaign, a marketing and job listing effort to connect job seekers in and out of state with exciting available job openings in Vermont businesses.
MORRISVILLE – June 2, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin today the FY 2015 Transportation Bill, which contains the largest investment in transportation infrastructure in state history.
MONTPELIER -- May 29, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin and Environmental Conservation Commissioner David Mears today released the Phase One Plan establishing the steps that Vermont will take to reduce the phosphorus load into Lake Champlain.
RUTLAND – May 28, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed into law legislation making at least 10 hours per week of high-quality education available to every 3- and 4-year-old child in Vermont.
ST. ALBANS -- May 27, 2014 -- Standing on the front porch of the recently rehabilitated St. Albans House, Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed into law three bills to address the critical issues of jobs and community revitalization, housing affordability, environmental protection and transportation investment.
May 21, 2014 -- The recent deaths of 2-year-old Dezirae Sheldon and 15-month-old Peighton Geraw have caused all of us to question what more we can do to keep Vermont's children safe. We know that challenging family circumstances, substance abuse, violence and neglect all present significant risks to children. The marked increase in opiate addiction adds new dangers as addicts too often spread violence and crime to their families and their communities.
MONTPELIER – May 21, 2014 -- In the wake of two tragic homicides involving toddlers with a link to the state’s Department for Children and Families (DCF), Gov. Shumlin today called for a number of steps designed to ensure that the Department is better able to protect children and support families.
MONTPELIER – May 14, 2014 -- As a part of the continued effort to tackle opiate abuse in Vermont, Gov. Peter Shumlin, in partnership with the Vermont Department of Health (VDH) and the United Ways of Vermont, announced today the Governor’s Community Forum on Opiate Addiction, to be held at the State House on Monday, June 16.
MONTPELIER – May 14, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed into law legislation protecting the identities of ‘whistleblowers,’ those who step forward to report suspected violations of law, waste, fraud or abuse of authority by public officials or employees.