Saturday March 7
1:00 p.m. Greet and thank Vermont National Guard Members returning from Massachusetts and Senegal deployments
Berlin Armory, 363 Fisher Road, Berlin
MONTPELIER - March 4, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin has appointed two new members to the Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees, Churchill Hindes of Colchester and Michael Pieciak of Winooski, and has reappointed Linda Milne of Montpelier.
MONTPELIER - February 27, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement as the Legislature worked to wrap up early session efforts in advance of Town Meeting week. “I want to thank the House and the Senate, and especially Speaker Smith and Senate Pro Tem Campbell, for the hard work so far this session. In January I laid out a number of priorities to keep Vermont moving forward, including cleaning up Lake Champlain and other Vermont waterways; strengthening Vermont's clean energy innovation to create jobs and save Vermonters money on their electricity costs; reducing the Medicaid cost shift to save Vermont businesses and those with private insurance on rising insurance rates; reducing school spending to relieve the property tax burden on hard working Vermonters; advancing economic development proposals to ensure additional support and more trained workers for growing Vermont businesses; and passing a budget that makes the difficult but necessary decisions required to put our state on sound fiscal footing going forward. On those priorities, this has been one of the most productive beginnings to a legislative session that I have seen in many years.”
WATERBURY - February 27, 2015 – With continued uncertainty over whether or for how long Congress will approve funding for the Department of Homeland Security, Gov. Peter Shumlin and Vermont public safety officials today outlined impacts of a shutdown for Vermont. If funding is not approved by midnight tonight most divisions of the federal agency will suspend operations. While Congress is considering a short-term fix, the administration seeks a long-term solution given the importance of the Department.
MONTPELIER - Feburary 25, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed into law legislation to tighten reporting restrictions for sex offenders when they are released from their sentence. Introduced by House Judiciary Chairwoman Rep. Maxine Grad, the legislation (H.16) requires a sex offender to report to the Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Registry prior to his or her release from prison. Previously, offenders had up to three days after release to report information about their intended residence, and the Department of Corrections could not compel an offender to provide such information before release. The bill also requires a sex offender to report to the Sex Offender Registry within 24 hours of being released from probation, parole, furlough, or a supervised community sentence.
WATERBURY - February 25, 2015 – With a growing number of communities having experienced water main breaks over the past week and other communities reporting frozen underground water pipes affecting a number of individual customers, Vermont state agencies are ready to provide assistance to communities that may need resources, Gov. Peter Shumlin and Public Safety officials announced today.
BURLINGTON - February 24, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin and Chittenden County State’s Attorney TJ Donovan today announced a pilot Driver Restoration Day to be held in Burlington on March 20th to help Vermonters in Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, and Washington counties who have had their licenses suspended for failure to pay traffic tickets get their driving privileges reinstated. The effort is aimed at ensuring lower-income Vermonters are not forced to make choices between paying for overdue tickets or daily necessities and increasing public safety.
MONTPELIER - February 19, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today that Commissioner of Economic Development Lisa Gosselin will be leaving her post in April to take a job outside of state government. She will be replaced by Joan Goldstein who currently serves as Executive Director of the Green Mountain Economic Development Corporation.
MONTPELIER - February 19, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement after news that Fairpoint Communications has reached a tentative agreement with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (AFL-CIO) and the Communications Workers of America to end the four-month workers strike.