SOUTH BURLINGTON – Feb. 25, 2014 - Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed into law a mid-year budget adjustment bill. In addition to increasing reserve funds, the bill provides funding to expand opiate and heroin addiction treatment, emergency housing services, homeowners and renters rebates, pesticide cleanup work in Rutland County, mental health services and more.
MONTPELIER – Feb. 19, 2014 - Expanding Vermont’s worldwide reputation as an insurance pioneer, Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed the Vermont Legacy Insurance Management Act (LIMA). This law creates specialized Vermont insurance companies that would acquire commercial policies from other companies wishing to get old policies off their books enabling them to use capital reserves for new initiatives.
MONTPELIER – Feb. 13, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin and Public Service Commissioner Chris Recchia today announced that the state would invest $670,000 to leverage up to $6.5 million in funds to expand thermal efficiency in Vermont homes and clean heating technologies.
MONTPELIER – Jan. 30, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin announced that President Barack Obama has signed a major disaster declaration for Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, and Orleans counties, in Vermont for public infrastructure damage suffered in December’s ice storm.
MONTPELIER – Jan. 29, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin, Education Secretary Rebecca Holcombe, educators and key lawmakers today announced the launch of the Personalized Learning Plan (PLP) website, highlighting a critical piece of the Governor’s education agenda from the last legislative session.
MONTPELIER -- Jan. 22, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin, Secretary of State Jim Condos, veterans’ advocates, lawmakers and others today highlighted programs to support Vermont’s troops, including a voluntary check-off box on the Vermont State tax form, IN 111, to donate a dollar to the Vermont Veterans Fund (VFF).
MONTPELIER – Jan. 15, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin today vowed in his annual Budget Speech to continue his Administration’s work to grow jobs and economic opportunity.
Governor Peter Shumlin
January 15, 2014
January 8, 2014
Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Mr. Chief Justice, members of the General Assembly, members of our National Guard, and fellow Vermonters:
Gov. Peter Shumlin: State of our state is strong, but risks ahead from heroin and opiate trafficking
January 8, 2014
MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin, in his State of the State speech to lawmakers today, said Vermont’s economy is rebounding from the worst national recession since the depression – with unemployment among the lowest in the nation, companies expanding, and home values rising. Vermont leads the nation in high school graduation rates, and is poised to expand pre-kindergarten and quality day-care programs to every community in Vermont.