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.
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Vermont has been awarded $7.3 million of what is expected to be a $33 million, four-year federal grant to bolster early childhood education offerings for low-income Vermonters. Vermont is one of 18 states nationally to receive the Preschool Expansion Grant.
WATERBURY, Vt. – Gov. Peter Shumlin, state emergency officials and representatives from the utility companies urged Vermonters to use caution in the wake of the latest winter storm, which has left tens of thousands of Vermonters without power across the state. While utility crews are working nonstop, the Governor warned that some Vermonters may be without power into the weekend due to the second round of heavy snowfall overnight.
MONTPELIER, Vt. - December 9, 2014 – Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed an online petition started by Rutland High School students that calls on Apple Inc. to stop offering a smart phone app that is enabling bullying at high schools in Vermont and across America.
December 4, 2014 - MONTPELIER, Vt. – Gov. Peter Shumlin made two key staff announcements today, appointing new secretaries to the agencies of Administration and Human Services.
MONTPELIER, Vt. – Dec. 1, 2014 -- Joined by Tax Commissioner Mary Peterson and Education Secretary Rebecca Holcombe, as well as leadership from the Vermont School Boards Association and Vermont Superintendents Association, Gov. Peter Shumlin today addressed the issue of property taxes and released his administration’s annual projections for school spending and statewide property tax rates for next fiscal year, FY 2016.
Gov. Peter Shumlin’s public appearance schedule for the week of Nov. 10, 2014:
Gov. Shumlin, AOT Secretary Searles, local officials and lawmakers cut ribbon on new Morristown Alternate Truck Route
MORRISTOWN – Oct. 31, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin today joined Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) Sec. Brian Searles and officials, legislators, local government officials and business leaders in celebrating the opening of the Morristown Alternate Truck Route.
MONTPELIER -- OCT. 31, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin’s public appearance schedule for the week of Nov. 2