JANUARY 31 - BURLINGTON – A new 20-bed inflatable portable hospital and a mass care trailer stockpiled with medical and mass care supplies purchased by the Vermont Department of Health was on display Jan. 30 and 31 at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Jct. Hospital and public health responders attended a two-day training session on its functions, set-up, take-down and maintenance.
MONTPELIER - JANUARY 26 - Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement in response to a Sales Tax Holiday proposal from legislative leaders:
JANUARY 26 - BURLINGTON – The Vermont Department of Health will award a total of $1.2 M beginning in July 2012 to prevent chronic disease and promote wellness in communities around the state.
JANUARY 25 - MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced a range of steps to combat homelessness in Vermont, including directing his Agency of Human Services to implement flexible general assistance eligibility requirements during the harshest weather to ensure that every Vermonter who seeks shelter has a warm, safe place to sleep this winter. In addition, the Governor named Angus Chaney as Agency of Human Services Director of Housing to coordinate these and other housing efforts across the agency.
JANUARY 24 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement following President Obama's State of the Union address:
JANUARY 20 - BURLINGTON - In a keenly awaited step along Vermont's path to recovery from Irene, Senator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I), Congressman Peter Welch (D) and Governor Peter Shumlin (D) Friday announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is releasing $21.6 million in community rebuilding funds to Vermont from a newly enacted appropriations bill.
JANUARY 20 - MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont is getting $21.6 million in federal emergency funds to help rebuild communities destroyed by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.
Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement following today's ruling on the Entergy lawsuit:
JANUARY 18 - MONTPELIER - Governor Shumlin issued the following statement after the Obama administration rejected a permit for TransCanada to build an oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico:
JANUARY 18 - BURLINGTON - Ladies First, a Vermont Department of Health program that provides access to breast, cervical and heart health screening for low income women, is expanding its eligibility beginning this year.