December 26, 2013
MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin said today that slightly over 1,600 Vermonters remain without power, and utilities are expecting the vast majority will be restored by close of business tomorrow.
Gov. Shumlin, Attorney General Sorrell, and Entergy VY Announce End to Current Disputes and Path to Decommissioning and Site Restoration of Vermont Yankee
Montpelier, VT – Dec. 23, 2013 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin, Attorney General Bill Sorrell, and Bill Mohl, President of Entergy Wholesale Commodities, today announced a settlement agreement between the State and the owner and operator of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station, Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC and Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (Entergy VY).
December 23, 2013
WATERBURY, VT – Gov. Peter Shumlin and Vermont emergency officials said late today that many areas of Franklin County, Chittenden County, and the Northeast Kingdom remain without power.
MONTPELIER – Dec. 23, 2013 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin, joined by Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Peter Welch, and a representative from Sen. Patrick Leahy’s office, today announced that funding from the $36.9 million federal Early Learning Race to the Top Grant will ensure all Vermont children, including low-income and high-needs kids, will be ready to succeed when they enter school.
MONTPELIER – Dec. 19, 2013 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin and education officials today announced that five colleges, including four in the Vermont State College system, will in the 2014 academic year begin offering programs to high school students, exposing more kids to higher education options.
MONTPELIER.— Dec. 17, 2013 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin was today joined by officials from the Agency of Transportation (VTrans), the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program at the VTrans District 5 garage in Colchester to address important issues related to winter driving in Vermont.
MONTPELIER -- Dec. 12, 2013 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin today urged Vermont individuals and families to sign up now for health care through Vermont Health Connect (VHC) as the Dec. 23 deadline for January coverage approaches.
December 12, 2013
WATERBURY -- Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed the 2013 State Emergency Operations Plan (SEOP), the official guide for emergency response in the state. The plan is updated every five years, and the 2013 version is unique because it integrates lessons learned from the response to Tropical Storm Irene, the most severe storm to hit the state in generations.
Nov. 12, 2013 --
BERLIN – Gov. Peter Shumlin, the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, and other hospitals today announced a partnership to promote outreach and expand participation in Vermont Health Connect, the new insurance marketplace.
Oct. 24, 2013 --
MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin and the Legislature’s Emergency Board today approved an additional $2.1 million for the Low Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP), ensuring the same purchasing power for heating fuel (oil, kerosene, propane) as last winter to participants.