RUTLAND, Vt. - July 7 -- In the neighborhood targeted for renewal, Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced a $1.25 million Vermont Community Development Program award to the City of Rutland. In partnership with the Rutland Redevelopment Authority, NeighborWorks of Western Vermont will use the funds to improve blighted properties and create homeownership opportunities.
MORRISVILLE – July 2, 2014 -- As part of his Solar Summer Tour, Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced that as of July 1, Vermont fuel oil has a low-sulfur requirement that will result in cleaner air, increased heating system efficiencies and lower maintenance costs for consumers.
Gov. Shumlin, Congressional representatives, lawmakers, advocates and others celebrate opening of Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital
BERLIN – July 1, 2014 -- In a historic step forward in the State’s treatment of acute mental illness, Gov. Peter Shumlin today cut the ribbon on the new 25 bed state-of-the-art Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital (VPCH).
WINOOSKI – June 24, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed multi-faceted legislation providing support for start-up, expansion and retention to high tech companies that offer good wages and a bright future in Vermont. In addition, the law creates the Vermont Strong Scholars Program to help families afford a college education for their children in the cutting edge employment fields.
Montpelier – June 23, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin today kicked off his ‘Solar Summer Tour,’ the first in a series of stops around the state in the coming months to highlight the strength of Vermont’s solar and renewable energy sector and its growing impact on job creation, the state’s economy and the environment. Joined by Public Service Department Commissioner Christopher Recchia, the Governor released the 2014 Vermont Clean Energy Industry Report, the first effort in the state to survey and describe the status and characteristics of Vermont’s clean energy industry.
RUTLAND – June 11, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed into law a bill promoting incentives for homes using clean-heating technologies like cold-climate heat and geothermal pumps, energy-efficient heating sources that save consumers money, stimulate the economy and create jobs, and protect the environment.
BURLINGTON – June 10, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed into law a bill requiring manufacturers of products with toxic chemicals that can cause harmful health effects to disclose when those chemicals are present in children’s products. The new law identifies some chemicals of particular concern.
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.