MONTPELIER.— Dec. 17, 2013 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin was today joined by officials from the Agency of Transportation (VTrans), the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program at the VTrans District 5 garage in Colchester to address important issues related to winter driving in Vermont.
MONTPELIER -- Dec. 12, 2013 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin today urged Vermont individuals and families to sign up now for health care through Vermont Health Connect (VHC) as the Dec. 23 deadline for January coverage approaches.
December 12, 2013
WATERBURY -- Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed the 2013 State Emergency Operations Plan (SEOP), the official guide for emergency response in the state. The plan is updated every five years, and the 2013 version is unique because it integrates lessons learned from the response to Tropical Storm Irene, the most severe storm to hit the state in generations.
Nov. 12, 2013 --
BERLIN – Gov. Peter Shumlin, the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, and other hospitals today announced a partnership to promote outreach and expand participation in Vermont Health Connect, the new insurance marketplace.
Oct. 24, 2013 --
MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin and the Legislature’s Emergency Board today approved an additional $2.1 million for the Low Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP), ensuring the same purchasing power for heating fuel (oil, kerosene, propane) as last winter to participants.
Oct. 10, 2013 -- MONTPELIER -- Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today that the Department of Financial Regulation (DFR) has licensed Vermont’s 1,000th captive insurance company. Cassatt Insurance Group is a group of nine independent non-profit hospitals in southeastern Pennsylvania that share risk in providing medical liability coverage for 1,200 physicians.
COLCHESTER -- Oct. 7, 2013 -- Joined by Vermont National Guard Adjutant General Steven Cray and other officials, Gov. Peter Shumlin today outlined the ongoing impacts of the federal shutdown on Vermont and urged an end to the congressional impasse.
October 1, 2013 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin today called House Republicans irresponsible for “holding the entire federal government hostage to their political ideology” in voting to shut down much of the government, but said Vermont is well-positioned to deal with a short-term closure and expects disruptions to be minimal.
September 26, 2013 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin today released the recommendations of the Governor’s Task Force on the Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence.
September 19, 2013 - MOTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced the selection of Rebecca Holcombe of Norwich to become the next Secretary of Education, replacing Armando Vilaseca, who steps down in January.