This post is a press release
After a warm, dry weekend and a Red Flag warning yesterday that ended with more than 25 new reports of wild fires, the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation (FPR) has issued an order for all of the state's forest fire wardens to cease issuing burning permits as of 3:00 P.M. on May 5th through May 19th.
Standing in the heart of a Colchester neighborhood, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced a $500,000 Vermont Community Development Program grant to lock in the affordability of eighty homes and make them more energy efficient.
Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed S.141 and issued the following statement.
Gov. Peter Shumlin, Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, and Green Up Day sponsors Green Mountain Power and Subaru of New England today joined to remind Vermonters to participate in the 45th Annual Green Up Day this Saturday and to highlight a unique, Green Up Day-inspired art project being constructed on the State House lawn.
ermont businesses are hiring and Gov. Peter Shumlin joined with 14 of them today to highlight thousands of open positions around the state.
Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement after the Senate Education Committee unanimously voted out tonight its amendment to the education bill (H. 361).
Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement after the House gave preliminary approval to H.187, earned sick leave legislation.
Marking Earth Day, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced the expansion of the Heat Saver Loan program, which will help Vermonters increase the efficiency of their homes and save money on their energy bills while creating jobs and reducing greenhouse emissions.
Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed an Executive Order to implement a ‘ban the box’ state hiring policy and highlighted progress of a bill to expand Vermont’s expungement law.
Gov. Peter Shumlin today marked the anniversary of the federal Fair Housing Act by signing two housing protection bills into law and declaring April Fair Housing Month.