MONTPELIER -- May 29, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin and Environmental Conservation Commissioner David Mears today released the Phase One Plan establishing the steps that Vermont will take to reduce the phosphorus load into Lake Champlain.
RUTLAND – May 28, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed into law legislation making at least 10 hours per week of high-quality education available to every 3- and 4-year-old child in Vermont.
ST. ALBANS -- May 27, 2014 -- Standing on the front porch of the recently rehabilitated St. Albans House, Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed into law three bills to address the critical issues of jobs and community revitalization, housing affordability, environmental protection and transportation investment.
May 21, 2014 -- The recent deaths of 2-year-old Dezirae Sheldon and 15-month-old Peighton Geraw have caused all of us to question what more we can do to keep Vermont's children safe. We know that challenging family circumstances, substance abuse, violence and neglect all present significant risks to children. The marked increase in opiate addiction adds new dangers as addicts too often spread violence and crime to their families and their communities.
MONTPELIER – May 21, 2014 -- In the wake of two tragic homicides involving toddlers with a link to the state’s Department for Children and Families (DCF), Gov. Shumlin today called for a number of steps designed to ensure that the Department is better able to protect children and support families.
MONTPELIER – May 14, 2014 -- As a part of the continued effort to tackle opiate abuse in Vermont, Gov. Peter Shumlin, in partnership with the Vermont Department of Health (VDH) and the United Ways of Vermont, announced today the Governor’s Community Forum on Opiate Addiction, to be held at the State House on Monday, June 16.
MONTPELIER – May 14, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed into law legislation protecting the identities of ‘whistleblowers,’ those who step forward to report suspected violations of law, waste, fraud or abuse of authority by public officials or employees.
WINOOSKI -- May 12, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin today congratulated lawmakers on approving the Vermont Strong Scholars Program, which will help families pay for college and provide more internship and workplace options for students. In combination with two other programs passed in the first half of the biennium that ended Saturday, the Governor noted that eligible Vermont students can now attend up to two years of college at a Vermont institution for free.
May 10, 2014 -- This legislative session has created greater economic security, more opportunity, and a better quality of life for all Vermonters. We came together to make progress for those who elected us to serve. And together we made this biennium one of the most productive and successful in recent memory.
MONTPELIER -- May 8, 2014 – Joined by farmers, environmental groups, businesses – including Ben & Jerry’s CEO Jostein Solheim -- and others from across the country, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed a first-in-the-nation law requiring the labeling of food produced from genetic engineering.