MONTPELIER - February 19, 2014 – Gov. Peter Shumlin, legislators, and advocates gathered today at the State House to rally support for legislation to crack down on rent-to-own enterprises that target lower and middle income Vermonters.
BURLINGTON - February 18, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin’s proposal to increase funding to Vermont’s Blueprint for Health is getting a boost from two new reports that show the program is leading national efforts to slow the growth of health care costs – by up to $2,200 per person, per year, according to one study – and contributing to better health outcomes for Vermonters.
ST. ALBANS - February 17, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin, along with representatives from the City of St. Albans and Winooski-based developer PeakCM, today unveiled plans for an 88-room hotel on Lake Street in downtown St. Albans. The hotel is the final piece of a major redevelopment project that brought together public and private entities to revitalize downtown St. Albans, grow jobs, and expand economic opportunity in the region.
BURLINGTON - February 12, 2015 – Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today that Big Data enterprise software provider Faraday closed $750,000 in new funding and has doubled its team to 13 people. Faraday plans to hire an additional 20 employees in 2015, mostly in Vermont, given increasing demand for its data-driven customer recruiting platform.
MONTPELIER - February 10, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement after Vermont Gas announced it would cancel plans to extend natural gas service to International Paper.
MONTPELIER - February 10. 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin today launched the Promise Community initiative, which will coordinate services across education, health care, private, public, and community sectors to create an all-of-the-above, comprehensive approach to transform the lives of children with high needs. Communities around Vermont can now begin applying to be one of these Promise Communities, which are modeled after the successful Harlem Children’s Zone in New York City.
MONTPELIER - February 9, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced that Steven Costantino, former Secretary of Rhode Island’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services, has been appointed as the new Commissioner of the Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA). Current DVHA Commissioner Mark Larson announced in January that he would step down in March.
MONTPELIER - February 9, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin’s plan to address the Medicaid cost shift could save Vermont schools nearly $3 million per year, helping to reduce the burden of property taxes for Vermonters. The plan could also save municipal governments around the state up to $900,000 per year.