JUNE 22 - MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin and Vermont’s Congressional delegation announced today that Vermont’s request for a federal disaster declaration following damage caused by heavy rains, winds and flash flooding from May 29 has been approved by President Barack Obama. The declaration will provide financial assistance to communities as they repair damage caused by the storm.
JUNE 20 - MONTPELIER – Vermont has been awarded a $5 million grant to enable the state to more efficiently collect and report on education information statewide, Gov. Peter Shumlin and Education Commissioner Armando Vilaseca announced today. When fully implemented in 2015, the program will allow the state to track academic trends, challenges and successes in a timely manner, and move quickly to correct problems and build on strengths in our schools.
JUNE 19 - WASHINGTON D.C. - Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) Tuesday announced that Vermont will receive a $7.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to upgrade the New England Central Railroad in northern Vermont.
Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement on today’s ruling by the Vermont Public Service Board:
JUNE 15 - MONTPELIER - “Today’s ruling by the Public Service Board affirms that the merger between Central Vermont Public Service and Green Mountain Power will bring tremendous benefits to ratepayers and is in the best interest of Vermont.
JUNE 15 - MONTPELIER - Secretary of Administration Jeb Spaulding Announces Vermont’s Revenue Results for May 2012: General, Transportation and Education Funds Above Target for the Month.
JUNE 12 - MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced additional tax relief to help flood survivors who replaced mobile homes damaged or destroyed in either federally declared disasters that occurred in 2011, the spring flooding and Tropical Storm Irene. Specifically, a provision of Act 143 of 2012 makes purchases of these mobile homes tax-free for Vermont residents.
JUNE 7 - MONTPELIER - Governor Shumlin was joined by legislators and solid waste district representatives today for the signing of H.485, an Act Relating to Establishing Universal Recycling of Solid Waste.
JUNE 6 - PLAINFIELD - Gov. Peter Shumlin and Karen Marshall, Chief of Connect Vermont, today announced the extension of broadband service to 4000 potential customers in north central Vermont fromCloud Alliance. A funding partnership between Cloud Alliance, the Vermont Telecommunications Authority and Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation made the build-out of four new tower sites in the network possible. The project provides for new service to homes and businesses in Woodbury, Hardwick and Wolcott and parts of Elmore, Greensboro, Walden and Cabot. The project also improves the quality and speed of broadband service in Plainfield, Marshfield, East Montpelier and Calais—towns already served by Cloud Alliance.
MAY 29 - WATERBURY – The National Weather Service is warning of strong thunderstorms and has issued a Tornado Watch and Flash Flood Watch for all of Vermont this afternoon and evening (Tornado Watch Expires at 9 p.m.) Areas of the state will see strong winds, heavy downpours, hail, and a slight possibly of tornadoes.
WASHINGTON, May 16 – Gov. Peter Shumlin today joined Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) in announcing that Vermont could receive more than $30 million in additional federal funding for Tropical Storm Irene recovery projects.