Waterbury, Vt. – Gov. Peter Shumlin was joined today by state and local officials, representatives from construction manager PC Construction of South Burlington, architect Freeman French Freeman of Burlington, FEMA officials and others at a groundbreaking ceremony in downtown Waterbury to mark the State of Vermont’s largest capital project ever – the historic rebuilding of the Waterbury State Office Complex.
MONTPELIER – May 2, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin was joined today by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and state Transportation officials to announce the launch of “Fast Fix 14,” the largest pavement treatment program in the state’s history to repair a record 145 miles of Vermont state highways, in addition to the 230 miles of federally funded paving in the annual Capital Program.
MONTPELIER – May 1, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced a $50,000 donation from Ernie Boch Jr., President of Subaru of New England, to help with residential drug treatment efforts, especially with patients addicted to heroin and other opiates. The generous donation was presented by Boch to Richard Keane, Recovery House Inc. CEO.
Montpelier -- April 25, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin and Deb Markowitz, Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources, today announced the 2014 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence.
MONTPELIER – April 24, 2014 -- With the state’s unemployment rate the second lowest in the nation, Gov. Peter Shumlin said today it’s key that Vermont’s high school and college students have access to and experience with some of the top employers, and exposure and training in the good-paying, in-demand jobs across the state.
MONTPELIER – April 23, 2014 -- Joined today by lawmakers and others who supported Vermont Olympians at the 2014 Winter Games in February, Gov. Peter Shumlin hosted five athletes in his State House Ceremonial Office and thanked all 19 Vermont Olympians for their strong performance in Sochi, Russia.
MONTPELIER – April 22, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed into law legislation to protect Vermonters’ hard-earned pensions against predatory lenders.
April 18, 2014 -- “Our focus on attracting, retaining and growing good jobs continues to be reflected in Vermont's unemployment rate, which has now dropped to 3.4%, its lowest point since June 2005. Vermont now has second lowest unemployment rate in the nation, a reflection of our skilled workforce, great schools, remarkable quality of life, and so many other ingredients that employers look for when locating and expanding their businesses.
MONTPELIER – April 14, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin and legislative leaders today unveiled two proposals designed to attract, grow and retain high-tech companies that provide well-paying, skilled jobs for Vermonters.
MONTPELIER -- April 10, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced two key staff appointments integral to his efforts to strengthen Vermont’s economy by growing jobs, helping to contain rising health care costs and reform health care delivery, and ushering in a universal, publicly-financed health care system in Vermont.