March 12, 2013 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today that the state will use CDBG Disaster Recovery funds to cover 75 percent of the cost to towns of buying out homes that have been found to be ineligible for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
March 11, 2013 - MONTPELIER - In an effort to promote youth hunting in Vermont, Governor Shumlin is hosting a Governor’s Youth Turkey Hunt this spring. The governor is scheduled to attend a luncheon on Sunday, April 21, at the Waterbury Fish & Game Club, where he plans to lead a discussion on the importance of the hunting tradition in Vermont.
March 8, 2013 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today that he has tapped Orange County Deputy State’s Attorney Michael Kainen to serve as State’s Attorney in Windsor County, effective March 23. Kainen will replace current Windsor County State’s Attorney Robert Sand, who is joining the Shumlin administration to help redefine drunk-driving sentencing and treatment efforts to reduce recidivism rates.
March 6, 2013 - WINOOSKI - In support of several mayors and town officials, Gov. Peter Shumlin today proposed legislation relating to the state’s tax increment financing (TIF) districts to ensure communities benefiting from the TIFs have clear rules to follow while ensuring oversight and enforcement, when needed, by the State.
March 4, 2013 - RUTLAND - Joined by representatives of several Vermont veterans groups and the Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs, Gov. Shumlin today reminded taxpayers of a simple way they can help veterans in their communities and statewide. The Vermont State tax return, IN 111, has voluntary check off boxes for taxpayers to donate a dollar to the Vermont Veterans Fund, the Vermont Nongame Wildlife Fund and the Children’s Trust Fund.
February 21, 2013 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced that Vermont has received a $45 million grant under the federal government’s State Innovation Models (SIM) initiative to support health care innovations that will improve dramatically the efficiency and effectiveness of the state’s health care system.
February 21, 2013 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Shumlin issued the following statement:
“I am happy to congratulate Brigadier Gen. Cray on his election as Vermont’s next Adjutant General. I was impressed with his credentials and experience, and am confident that he will do a tremendous job leading the terrific men and women of the Vermont National Guard, whose service is so important to our state and our country. I also want to express my thanks to the other candidates, and appreciate that they will continue to serve our state.”
February 20, 2013 - MONTPELIER -Gov. Peter Shumlin, key legislative leadership, the CEO of the Vermont Economic Development Authority, and private partners today outlined a proposal to support and expand business and commercial clean energy projects across the state. Through partnership between VEDA, the Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF), Efficiency Vermont (EVT) and others, the Vermont Clean Energy Loan Fund (VCELF) would consolidate existing state energy loan programs and increase private capital, working with Vermont’s banking community to expand these projects and grow jobs in Vermont communities.
February 18, 2013 - MONTREAL - Gov. Peter Shumlin and Pauline Marois, Premier of Quebec, met today in Montreal to discuss cross-border issues and sign a cooperation agreement reaffirming the close working relationship on issues critical to both governments. Among the issues included in the document, which was first signed by both entities in 2003, are economic development, energy, the environment, security, tourism, transportation, and agriculture.
February 14, 2013 - MONTPELIER- Gov. Shumlin released the following statement:
“We cannot act quickly enough to move our nation and our planet off fossil fuels, reduce carbon emissions, and promote safe, renewable sources of energy to fuel our economic growth. I applaud Senators Sanders and Boxer for putting forward federal legislation tackle this issue. Senator Sanders once again is demonstrating his leadership on behalf of Vermonters by urging Washington to recognize that there is no greater threat to the future of Vermont and the planet than climate change.”