MAY 29 - WATERBURY – The National Weather Service is warning of strong thunderstorms and has issued a Tornado Watch and Flash Flood Watch for all of Vermont this afternoon and evening (Tornado Watch Expires at 9 p.m.) Areas of the state will see strong winds, heavy downpours, hail, and a slight possibly of tornadoes.
WASHINGTON, May 16 – Gov. Peter Shumlin today joined Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) in announcing that Vermont could receive more than $30 million in additional federal funding for Tropical Storm Irene recovery projects.
MAY 10 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Shumlin issued the following statement regarding President Obama's nomination of Major General Michael Dubie for Lieutenant General:
MAY 9 - MONTPELIER- Gov. Shumlin issued the following statement after President Barack Obama affirmed his support for same sex marriage:
MAY 5 - MONTPELIER - “We face two challenges this year: to rebuild this state better than Irene found us, and to continue to build our bright jobs future.
MAY 4 - MONTPELIER - Governor Peter Shumlin marked Arbor Day today with a message of appreciation that Vermont is Forest Strong.
MAY 2 - MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin, joined by lawmakers, Montpelier officials, and renewable energy proponents today announced $1.75 million to the Capital City to help pay for the city’s portion of the renovated biomass heating plant. The funding includes a $1 million grant from the Clean Energy Development Fund, as well as a $750,000 loan – all part of the federal ARRA program to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency projects around the state.
MONTPELIER - APRIL 28 - “We must all stand up for women when we find that their most basic rights are under attack.
APRIL 26 - MONTPELIER - “The appropriate avenue for legislators to express their views on this proposed merger is through the Public Service Board, which has taken countless hours of testimony and received input from a wide range of stakeholders and experts.
APRIL 25 - MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin, joined by experts from the Council of State Governments Justice Center, the Pew Center on the States and others, today announced that the state has reversed the skyrocketing trend in prison growth, reduced failure rates among people released from prison, and cut crime over the past 5 years. Today’s announcement marks a turnaround from 2007, when the Pew Center issued a national report that highlighted Vermont as the state with the greatest projected corrections increase in the Northeast and one of the highest in the nation.