February 9, 2013 - MONTPELIER - On the heels of a storm that dumped up to 3 feet of snow on parts of New England, prompting Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to ban driving on his state’s roadways through 4 p.m. today, Gov. Peter Shumlin contacted Gov. Patrick to offer Vermont’s transportation crews to speed the cleanup in the neighboring state. The number of crews, trucks, equipment and other details are being worked out this evening by the Vermont Agency of Transportation and Massachusetts transportation officials, but the Vermont AOT workers plan to head to Massachusetts on Sunday morning if needed.
February 7, 2013 - MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today the appointment of Ferrisburgh Republican Warren Van Wyck to finish the two-year term of the late Rep. Greg Clark in the Addison-3 House district. Clark, a Vergennes Republican, died after being struck by a car late last year.
February 7, 2013 - MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin and other regional Governors today announced that Vermont and the Northeast’s role in tackling climate change is being strengthened with a new limit on carbon emissions. The nine states that make up the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI, announced that the annual cap on emissions will be reduced nearly 40 percent from 165 million tons to 91 million tons in 2014, and will decline 2.5 percent per year through 2020.
January 28, 2013 - NORTHFIELD - Gov. Peter Shumlin and Commerce Secretary Lawrence Miller today unveiled a report outlining the positive impact of manufacturing on Vermont’s economy and highlighting steps the state can take to strengthen that important industry.
January 22, 2013- MONTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced that the responsibilities of Connect Vermont, the temporary office created to expand high-speed broadband internet access statewide by the end of 2013, will be transferred to the Agency of Commerce & Community Development, under Secretary Lawrence Miller. Progress to achieve that goal is well underway. Transferring this responsibility to the Agency will ensure that the administration continues, as well. The Commerce Agency will track progress and assist providers as they continue to bring broadband service to every last mile.
January 18, 2013 - RUTLAND - Gov. Peter Shumlin today named Eldred French to replace outgoing Sen. William Carris, who is resigning his Rutland County seat for health reasons. French is an arborist who has run the Acorn Tree Service for nearly 40 years
January 16, 2013 - RANDOLPH - Gov. Peter Shumlin, key members of his administration, lawmakers and local officials joined Randolph developer Sam Sammis today to officially sign off on construction of the state’s first public-private visitor center serving both north- and southbound travelers on I-89 in Randolph. The facility is part of Sammis’ 172 acre plan for the site off Exit 4 that includes residential units, manufacturing space, a hotel, fitness center and more.
Gov. Peter Shumlin issued a statement following news today of a settlement in the James Deeghan fraud case
January 14, 2013 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement following news today of a settlement in the James Deeghan fraud case:
January 8, 2013 - BERLIN - Gov. Shumlin was joined by mental health advocates, Administration officials, lawmakers and others today for a ground breaking to launch construction of a new state psychiatric hospital in Berlin to provide up to 25 secure beds. The facility is part of a robust system created after the aging Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury was destroyed in Tropical Storm Irene.
January 7, 2013 - MONTPELIER - In a move to further reduce recidivism, Gov. Peter Shumlin today called for changes in the way courts handle drunk driving cases, as well as the consolidation of the successful Community High School of Vermont and Vermont Correctional Industries programs under the umbrella of Corrections Education.