NOVEMBER 11 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick spearheaded a bipartisan call on Congress from 15 Governors to urge level-funding for LIHEAP, the low-income home heating program that faces up to a 50 percent reduction in Washington.
NOVEMBER 11 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Shumlin issued the following statement:
NOVEMBER 10 - MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin joined 15 other governors and mayors in marriage equality states in urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to repeal the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). That panel is expected today to markup the Respect for Marriage Act (RMA), which would end federal marriage discrimination.
NOVEMBER 9 - MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today that the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) received a $352,900 grant from the Federal Transit Administration to develop software and Internet services that will help U.S. veterans and their families access public transportation services that are specific to their needs.
NOVEMBER 9 - MONTPELIER – The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) today opened a storm-damaged stretch of Route 73 between Rochester and Brandon. Opening the road restores the entire length of Route 73, including a 14-mile segment known as Brandon Gap Road, to full east-west travel.
NOVEMBER 9 - MONTPELIER – The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) today closed its Dummerston Region Incident Command Center, the last of three temporary headquarters established following Tropical Storm Irene to coordinate emergency road and bridge repairs.
NOVEMBER 8 - MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced a plan to assist communities recovering from Tropical Storm Irene. Dubbed the Community Recovery Partnership, this initiative will target affected towns and regions with facilitated local and regional conversations and cross-agency State support, as well as collaboration in long-term planning and implementation of recovery efforts.
NOVEMBER 7 - ALBANY, N.Y. - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin today announced the opening of a new bridge that spans Lake Champlain, connecting New York and Vermont and providing a vital link for the residents, local businesses, and communities of both states. As a result of the unprecedented collaboration between the partners involved in building the new bridge and the leadership of the two governors, construction was completed in just two years rather than the initial eight year projection. Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy joined Governor Shumlin and local officials in Crown Point, New York for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the bridge's opening.
NOVEMBER 7 - MONTPELIER – The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) will hold three public meetings, from November 14th to 17th, regarding the Vermont Public Transit Policy Plan.
NOVEMBER 4 - MONTPELIER – The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) today opened Route 131 through Cavendish, which had been closed since Tropical Storm Irene struck more than two months ago.