FEBRUARY 15 - MONTPELIER – Joined by community leaders and project organizers, Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced the award of $2.2 million in Vermont Community Development Program funding for affordable housing, economic development, and other local projects in six Vermont towns. Combined with other sources, these projects will leverage a total of $20.5 million in other public and private resources.
FEBRUARY 9 - MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed into law the ‘I Am Vermont Strong’ license plate bill, authorizing Vermonters to purchase the $25 plate and affix it to the front of their vehicles. Money raised by the sales will go to the Vermont Disaster Relief Fund to help people impacted by Tropical Storm Irene, as well as the Vermont Foodbank.
FEBRUARY 8 - MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin today appointed Jill Krowinski of Burlington to replace outgoing state Rep. Rachel Weston for the seat representing Ward 3.
MONTPELIER - FEBRUARY 6 - Gov. Peter Shumlin and legislative leaders today announced the inclusion of a "bronze plan" and a proposal to allow businesses with more than 50 employers to remain outside the Exchange until 2016. The Governor, Senate President Pro Tem John Campbell and House Speaker Shap Smith made the announcement today.
MONTPELIER - FEBRUARY 3 - Gov. Shumlin on Planned Parenthood funding:
JANUARY 31 - BURLINGTON – A new 20-bed inflatable portable hospital and a mass care trailer stockpiled with medical and mass care supplies purchased by the Vermont Department of Health was on display Jan. 30 and 31 at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Jct. Hospital and public health responders attended a two-day training session on its functions, set-up, take-down and maintenance.
MONTPELIER - JANUARY 26 - Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement in response to a Sales Tax Holiday proposal from legislative leaders:
JANUARY 26 - BURLINGTON – The Vermont Department of Health will award a total of $1.2 M beginning in July 2012 to prevent chronic disease and promote wellness in communities around the state.
JANUARY 25 - MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced a range of steps to combat homelessness in Vermont, including directing his Agency of Human Services to implement flexible general assistance eligibility requirements during the harshest weather to ensure that every Vermonter who seeks shelter has a warm, safe place to sleep this winter. In addition, the Governor named Angus Chaney as Agency of Human Services Director of Housing to coordinate these and other housing efforts across the agency.
JANUARY 24 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement following President Obama's State of the Union address: