Tag Archives: Governor Peter Shumlin

Local News
June 15, 2016

Shumlin signs renewable energy siting bill after revision

On Monday, June 13, Gov. Peter Shumlin signed S. 260, a bill designed to improve regional and town energy planning and to enhance community input into the siting of energy projects.

The legislation was developed over a number of months, and was based…

Op - Ed
June 15, 2016

How about a fresh start for all Vermonters?

By Deb Bucknam

Last year Governor Shumlin issued an executive order “banning the box” for applicants for state employment. Last month, he signed a bill ordering that all private employers “ban the box.” Banning the box means that no employer can ask on an employment…

State News
June 10, 2016

Shumlin signs law expanding medical marijuana 

With overdose deaths from prescription opioids skyrocketing across America, on Monday, June 6, Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a law to expand Vermont’s successful medical marijuana system and give doctors an alternative to highly addictive opiates when treating some conditions such as chronic pain.

“At a time when opiate addiction is ravaging our state…

Local News
June 10, 2016

Law to create more rational juvenile justice policies, governor says

Gov. Peter Shumlin June 1 signed a law to  more closely align Vermont’s juvenile justice system with brain development research and best practices for serving young people who interact with the criminal justice system. Vermont is one of the few states where 16- and 17-year-olds are currently charged in criminal…

State News
May 27, 2016

Gov. Shumlin signs law to protect and expand access to no-cost birth control

With important Obamacare provisions that ensure no-cost birth control for women being challenged nationwide, on May 23, Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a law to codify and expand access to those services in Vermont law. Importantly, the law will ensure that vasectomies for men are available at no charge, making Vermont the first state to extend no-cost…

Letter
March 2, 2016

Correction, gov., fluoride is a drug

Dear editor,

This is an open letter to Governor Peter Shumlin.

We request that you (Shumlin) request the immediate resignation of Commissioner of Vermont Department of Health, Dr. Harry Chen, for his attempt to influence voter decision on fluoridation by sharing misinformation…

Op - Ed
January 27, 2016

Vermont should divest from coal and ExxonMobil stocks

By Gov. Peter Shumlin

On Christmas Day, I burned brush on my farm in Putney—in a t-shirt. My experience was not unlike that of many Vermonters as we all lived through Vermont’s most tropical Christmas in memory, capping off the world’s warmest year on record….