Tag Archives: Gov. Peter Shumlin

State News
July 7, 2016

Shumlin celebrates Vermont’s universal pre-k law

On June 30, Gov. Peter Shumlin celebrated a law that guarantees access to pre-kindergarten for all 3- and 4-year-olds in Vermont. The law, which the governor signed in 2014, went into effect July 1 and will ensure all Vermont kids have access to pre-k this…

State News
June 7, 2016

Shumlin signs law to ban conversion therapy

S.132 takes effect July 1, a victory in civil rights for the LGBT community

At a time when some states are working to erode hard-fought advances in civil rights for the LGBT community, Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a law May 25 to advance them in…

State News
June 7, 2016

Gov. Shumlin signs consumer protection bill into law

On May 24, Gov. Peter Shumlin signed into law H.84, legislation that cracks down on online dating scams and provides greater consumer protection in a number of other areas. The legislation was a priority of Attorney General Bill Sorrell.

Under the new law, online dating…

News Briefs
May 31, 2016

Vermont leads the nation in clean energy jobs

Vermont continues to lead the nation when it comes to clean energy jobs, according to the 2016 Clean Energy Industry Report announced May 18 by Gov. Peter Shumlin and the Department of Public Service. In the past year, there has been an increase of over…

State News
May 5, 2016

Gov. Shumlin signs automatic voter registration law

Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a law on April 28 to make it easier for Vermont voters to register. H.458, signed into law at Montpelier City Hall, automatically registers eligible Vermonters to vote when they apply for a state driver’s license. President Obama has called for…

State News
May 5, 2016

“Ban the Box” bill becomes law in Vermont

Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed a bill to remove questions about criminal records from the very first part of job applications in Vermont, in order to help people with criminal convictions find employment and build successful lives. “Banning the box” will give those with criminal…

Op - Ed
March 23, 2016

The time is now to take action on marijuana regulations

By Gov. Peter Shumlin

Last month, the Vermont Senate passed a bill to end the failed War on Drugs policy of marijuana prohibition in Vermont. This was a big step forward for our state. Bringing marijuana out of the shadows of prohibition is…