October 1, 2013 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin today called House Republicans irresponsible for “holding the entire federal government hostage to their political ideology” in voting to shut down much of the government, but said Vermont is well-positioned to deal with a short-term closure and expects disruptions to be minimal.
September 26, 2013 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin today released the recommendations of the Governor’s Task Force on the Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence.
September 19, 2013 - MOTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced the selection of Rebecca Holcombe of Norwich to become the next Secretary of Education, replacing Armando Vilaseca, who steps down in January.
September 20, 2013 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin will appoint Judge Geoffrey Crawford to serve on the Vermont Supreme Court, replacing retired Justice Brian Burgess.
September 18, 2013
MONTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today that he will appoint Kathy Hoyt of Norwich to the State House seat held by Rep. Margaret Cheney. Hoyt has extensive experience in state government, previously serving as Commissioner of Employment and Training, Planning Director for the Vermont Human Services Agency, and Gov. Madeleine Kunin’s and Gov. Howard Dean’s Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Agency of Administration.
September 18, 2013 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin and Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Robert Ide announced that effective today the State of Vermont is offering driver’s licenses and non-driver ID cards designating veteran status.
September 16, 2013 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced that he has appointed state Rep. Margaret Cheney of Norwich to serve as a member of the Public Service Board. Cheney has been elected to the Legislature for four terms, and served as vice-chair of the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee. She will resign from the Legislature in order to take her new post, and will begin hearing new matters before the Board starting Oct. 1.
September 15, 2013 - MONTPELIER - At the request of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, three of the Vermont Agency of Transportation’s top staff are heading to Colorado on Monday to help guide that state’s road and bridge repair in the aftermath of last week’s deadly flooding. Gov. Hickenlooper said his state is on the fast track to rebuild infrastructure lost in the floods, and asked for Vermont to share its expertise learned in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene to help Colorado recover better and more quickly.
Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement in response to the news that Camp Ethan Allen is a candidate site for a missile defense system
September 12, 2013 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Shumlin issued the following statement:
“Vermonters are well-served by our federal delegation's thoughtful involvement and deep experience in these issues, and I agree with Senator Leahy, Senator Sanders, and Congressman Welch.”
September 9, 2013 - La Malbaie, Quebec - After attending meetings and presentations last night and today, Gov. Peter Shumlin heralded the annual Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers (NEG-ECP) as a success, spurring greater cooperation on transportation, energy, and other important economic development initiatives in New England and regionally. The conference – held on Sunday, September 8 and Monday, September 9 in La Malbaie, Quebec – gave the Governors and Premiers the opportunity to advance regional partnerships on economic development, transportation, climate change and energy infrastructure.