DECEMBER 8 - MONTPELIER – Sarah London, an Assistant Attorney General in the Public Protection Division who has focused on consumer protection and antitrust efforts, will become Gov. Peter Shumlin’s legal counsel. London replaces former Counsel Beth Robinson, who resigned to take a seat on the Vermont Supreme Court.
DECEMBER 7 - MONTPELIER - Statement from Susan Allen following State Senator Randy Brock announcement:
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DECEMBER 6 - BURLINGTON – Vermont was again named the healthiest state in the nation as the United Health Foundation today released its 2011 edition of America’s Health Rankings™.
DECEMBER 2 - MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin is reminding Vermonters impacted by Tropical Storm Irene of the state’s toll-free hotline offering advice and answers to questions involving insurance claims resulting from storm damage.
DECEMBER 1 - MONTPELIER - Thanking the student body at Montpelier Middle School for doing their part to support local businesses this holiday season, Gov. Peter Shumlin, small business owners and others today urged Vermonters to support local retailers and employers this holiday season.
NOVEMBER 30 - BURLINGTON – The Vermont Department of Health is encouraging Vermonters to get tested for HIV and know their status, as part of December 1 World AIDS Day, a global effort to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS.
NOVEMBER 30 - MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today that he has tapped Chief Deputy Dean Shatney to replace retiring Caledonia County Sheriff Michael Bergeron when Bergeron steps down at the end of the year.
NOVEMBER 29 - MONTPELIER – The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) and the Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) today announced key appointments associated with implementation of Vermont’s health reform efforts. Richard Slusky, Director of Payment Reform for DVHA and former CEO of Mount Ascutney Hospital, will move to the GMCB and assume the role of overall Director of Payment Reform for the state. Lindsey Tucker will be the Deputy Commissioner for the Health Benefits Exchange within DVHA. Tucker is currently a policy manager with the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation and formerly was Health Reform Policy Manager for Health Care for All, a Massachusetts consumer advocacy organization.
NOVEMBER 29 - MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today that Vermont has received $18 million in federal funds to design and implement the Vermont Health Benefit Exchange, a critical step toward health care reform that will hold down skyrocketing costs for Vermont families and businesses. The Exchange will be the foundation for Green Mountain Care, Vermont’s future single payer plan.