December 6, 2012 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today that Louis Porter, currently a water quality advocate at Conservation Law Foundation and formerly a reporter and bureau chief for the Vermont Press Bureau, will take over the post of Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs, spearheading the administration’s agenda at the Vermont State House and legislative relations. Porter will succeed Alex MacLean, who is stepping down from the Secretary’s position next year to pursue opportunities in the private sector. MacLean will retain the title of Deputy Chief of Staff in the interim.
December 5, 2012 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin and Hewlett-Packard today announced an agreement to terminate for mutual convenience the contract to modernize the computer system of the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles.
November 30, 2012 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Shumlin issued the following statement:
“I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing this morning of Rep. Greg Clark, and my heart goes out to his wife, Eileen, and their children. Greg always put the needs of his constituents first in his State House work, and was committed to improving schools for Vermont’s children as a teacher and member of the House Education Committee. More than anything, I will miss Greg’s smile, his sense of humor and his friendship at the State House.”
November 19, 2012 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin today appointed Norwich attorney Kevin Griffin to serve as a Superior Court judge to be assigned to Chittenden county.
Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced a series of changes within his administration for his second term.
The changes are:
November 11, 2012 - MONTPELIER - Governor Peter Shumlin issued the following statement:
"Throughout Vermont's history, we have been well served by the men and women of our military. From the Bennington Battlefield, to the beaches of Normandy, to Afghanistan and Iraq, to our own raging rivers in the aftermath of Irene, they have never wavered in their service to our state and country. On Veterans Day - and every day - we must remember their sacrifice and express our undying gratitude."
November 8, 2012 - MONTPELIER - Flood-impacted communities throughout the state will take the next steps on the road to recovery with the help of awards announced today by Gov. Peter Shumlin.
October 30, 2012 - WATERBURY - The Vermont Emergency Operations Center in Waterbury has returned to Level 1 status (VEM staff answering resource calls) as of 3:00 p.m.
October 29, 2012 - WATERBURY - Due to weather conditions, the opening of all State of Vermont offices will be delayed until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 30th. All employees designated as essential personnel for reduced workforce situations, including Corrections, Public Safety, Institutions and Transportation Maintenance, should report for work as normally expected.
October 29, 2012 - WATERBURY - The Vermont State Emergency Operations Center opened with state and federal personnel at 7:00 Monday morning. The team is tracking the storm and is ready to respond should any communities need assistance.