September 18, 2013 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin and Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Robert Ide announced that effective today the State of Vermont is offering driver’s licenses and non-driver ID cards designating veteran status.
September 16, 2013 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced that he has appointed state Rep. Margaret Cheney of Norwich to serve as a member of the Public Service Board. Cheney has been elected to the Legislature for four terms, and served as vice-chair of the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee. She will resign from the Legislature in order to take her new post, and will begin hearing new matters before the Board starting Oct. 1.
September 15, 2013 - MONTPELIER - At the request of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, three of the Vermont Agency of Transportation’s top staff are heading to Colorado on Monday to help guide that state’s road and bridge repair in the aftermath of last week’s deadly flooding. Gov. Hickenlooper said his state is on the fast track to rebuild infrastructure lost in the floods, and asked for Vermont to share its expertise learned in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene to help Colorado recover better and more quickly.
Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement in response to the news that Camp Ethan Allen is a candidate site for a missile defense system
September 12, 2013 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Shumlin issued the following statement:
“Vermonters are well-served by our federal delegation's thoughtful involvement and deep experience in these issues, and I agree with Senator Leahy, Senator Sanders, and Congressman Welch.”
September 9, 2013 - La Malbaie, Quebec - After attending meetings and presentations last night and today, Gov. Peter Shumlin heralded the annual Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers (NEG-ECP) as a success, spurring greater cooperation on transportation, energy, and other important economic development initiatives in New England and regionally. The conference – held on Sunday, September 8 and Monday, September 9 in La Malbaie, Quebec – gave the Governors and Premiers the opportunity to advance regional partnerships on economic development, transportation, climate change and energy infrastructure.
September 6, 2013 - MANCHESTER - Joined at HIldene, the Lincoln Family Home, by state legislators, community activists and educators from around the state, Gov. Peter Shumlin today highlighted the Vermont African American Heritage Trail (AAHT) and encouraged Vermonters and tourists to explore the museums and cultural sites.
Top federal railroad official visits Vermont to announce $9 million for Western Corridor Rail Project
September 5, 2013 - BURLINGTON - Joseph Szabo, Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, joined Gov. Peter Shumlin, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Peter Welch, a representative of Sen. Patrick Leahy’s office, state lawmakers and others today to announce an $8.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to rehabilitate railroad track along the Western Corridor, part of an $18.5 million project to reduce costs to shippers served by the line, increase freight traffic speed, and allow for future expansion of Amtrak’s Ethan Allen service from Rutland to Burlington.
Gov. Shumlin, FEMA Administrator Fugate, U.S. Sen. Leahy announce funding streams for reconstruction of the Waterbury State Office Complex,
Aug. 29, 2013 -- WATERBURY – FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate joined Gov. Peter Shumlin and U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, representatives of Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch, and several state and local officials, in Waterbury today to announce that the reconstruction of the Waterbury State Office Complex, severely damaged by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 is now moving forward.
Aug. 28, 2013
To see all four Irene Recovery reports: www.Vtstrong.vt.gov
WILMINGTON – Exactly two years after Tropical Storm Irene swept over the state, destroying homes and businesses, wiping out roads and bridges, and killing six Vermonters, Gov. Peter Shumlin today visited one of the hardest hit communities to release the final report documenting the state’s recovery from the Aug. 28, 2011, storm, and setting forth Vermont’s resiliency plan in the face of future storms.
August 28, 2013
Gov. Peter Shumlin’s announcement following Entergy’s announcement of the planned closing of the Vermont Yankee plant:
“This is the right decision for Vermont as we move to a greener energy future.