MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin, who was sworn in for a third term as Governor of Vermont today, used his inaugural address to a joint assembly of the Vermont Legislature to outline his agenda for progress, focusing on jobs, affordability, and quality of life for Vermonters.
MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin and public safety officials are urging Vermonters to be prepared for a day of hazardous weather conditions that are expected on Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Warning and Winter Weather Advisory for much of the state. The Winter Weather Advisory from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for most areas of Vermont is due to expected snow squalls producing 1 to 3 inches of snow and near zero visibility in a short time. Driving could become difficult very suddenly as windy conditions cause blowing and drifting snow and sharply falling temperatures create icy road conditions.
MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin today welcomed news that the Vermont Household Health Insurance Survey shows the number of Vermonters without health insurance has dropped significantly and reiterated the need for aggressive health care reform efforts to increase access and affordability of health care for all Vermonters.
MONTPELIER – Vermont’s minimum wage will increase tomorrow by 42 cents – from $8.73 to $9.15 – because of legislation signed into law by Gov. Peter Shumlin earlier this year. The rate will climb to $9.60 in 2016, $10.00 in 2017 and $10.50 in 2018, and will be re-indexed to the CPI-U inflation rate in subsequent years.
MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin will appoint Burlington attorney Nancy Waples to serve on the Vermont Superior Court, replacing Judge Geoffrey Crawford.
MONTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin will appoint Sarah Hofmann to serve as a member of the Public Service Board, replacing retiring Board member John Burke.
MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement on the closure of Vermont Yankee.
MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin, a long-time supporter of moving to a universal, publicly-financed health care system in Vermont, today detailed his Administration’s health care financing report, set to be delivered to the Legislature in January.
MONTPELIER - At the request of Gov. Peter Shumlin, officials with the Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) have asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to conduct a preliminary damage assessment (PDA) in Vermont counties impacted by last week’s severe winter storm. The state is asking for the assessment in an effort to qualify for federal public assistance to help cover the cost of cleanup and recovery from the storm.