FEBRUARY 23 - MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin today applauded the Obama Administration for finalizing a federal rule granting states, including Vermont, more flexibility in efforts to control health care costs for families and businesses, and guarantee that affordable coverage is available to more Vermonters. The rule would allow states to obtain a waiver from certain requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act and implement reforms that deviate from the federal model.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 – Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Gov. Peter Shumlin (D-Vt.) issued the following statement today after the U.S. Postal Service announced plans to consolidate mail processing centers:
FEBRUARY 21 - MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today that Vermont will receive a $2.4 million grant from FEMA for recovery services for survivors of Tropical Storm Irene. The funds will assist with unmet needs, including housing, social services and more.
FEBRUARY 18 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement regarding Attorney General William Sorrell’s announced decision to appeal Judge Murtha’s ruling on Vermont Yankee:
FEBRUARY 16 - MONTPELIER - Governor Shumlin issued the following statement after the House Health Care Committee passed H.559, an act relating to health care reform implementation:
FEBRUARY 15 - MONTPELIER – Joined by community leaders and project organizers, Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced the award of $2.2 million in Vermont Community Development Program funding for affordable housing, economic development, and other local projects in six Vermont towns. Combined with other sources, these projects will leverage a total of $20.5 million in other public and private resources.
FEBRUARY 9 - MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed into law the ‘I Am Vermont Strong’ license plate bill, authorizing Vermonters to purchase the $25 plate and affix it to the front of their vehicles. Money raised by the sales will go to the Vermont Disaster Relief Fund to help people impacted by Tropical Storm Irene, as well as the Vermont Foodbank.
FEBRUARY 8 - MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin today appointed Jill Krowinski of Burlington to replace outgoing state Rep. Rachel Weston for the seat representing Ward 3.
MONTPELIER - FEBRUARY 6 - Gov. Peter Shumlin and legislative leaders today announced the inclusion of a "bronze plan" and a proposal to allow businesses with more than 50 employers to remain outside the Exchange until 2016. The Governor, Senate President Pro Tem John Campbell and House Speaker Shap Smith made the announcement today.
MONTPELIER - FEBRUARY 3 - Gov. Shumlin on Planned Parenthood funding: