Tag Archives: Governor Peter Shumlin

Vermont connected
Op - Ed
October 15, 2015

Vermont connected

By Gov. Peter Shumlin

When I came to office in 2011, I made expanding broadband Internet access to every last mile a priority. No one thought achieving that goal would be easy, especially since previous governors had set similar goals, only to fall short in…

Getting home safe
Op - Ed
October 8, 2015

Getting home safe

By Gov. Peter Shumlin

Last week, the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance held a rally for safe roads on the state house lawn. In attendance were bicyclists, motorists, equestrians, motorcyclists and pedestrians and more than a few who could claim to be all of the above….

Commentary
October 8, 2015

Shumlin provides update on Vermont Health Connect progress

Gov. Peter Shumlin, representatives from Vermont’s insurance carriers, and officials and staff from Vermont Health Connect (VHC) gathered Thursday, Oct. 1, to offer an update on the health insurance marketplace’s progress.

The governor announced that the technology upgrade necessary for a smooth open enrollment has…

Making the fight against opiate addiction more difficult
Op - Ed
October 2, 2015

Making the fight against opiate addiction more difficult

By Gov. Peter Shumlin

A year and a half ago, I stood up before Vermonters and devoted my State of the State address to speaking about the opiate and heroin crisis affecting our state. Despite our best efforts since, this is not a battle we…

A model for getting energy right
Op - Ed
September 25, 2015

A model for getting energy right

By Gov. Peter Shumlin

It is all too easy for those of us who care about protecting our environment, combating climate change, and preserving a sustainable planet for our kids and grandkids to lose hope that we can win the fight. At the national level,…

  • Rutland deemed Solar Capital of NE
  • Rutland deemed Solar Capital of NE
  • Rutland deemed Solar Capital of NE
  • Rutland deemed Solar Capital of NE
  • Rutland deemed Solar Capital of NE
Featured
September 21, 2015

Rutland deemed Solar Capital of NE

Congressman Peter Welch, Governor Peter Shumlin, Rutland Mayor Chris Louras, Green Mountain Power CEO Mary Powell, Raw Honey and Fruition Owner Rebecca Bounadonna, and homeowner Karen Correll spoke at a press conference Tuesday morning after Rutland was deemed the Solar Generation Capital of…

The rubber hits the road on cost containment
Op - Ed
September 18, 2015

The rubber hits the road on cost containment

In 2014 Vermont launched an effort to bring health care providers together to better coordinate care for patients, reduce unnecessary tests, improve health outcomes, and save money in a health care system that is spending it faster than Vermonters can afford. And guess what? It’s…

Op - Ed
September 11, 2015

Protecting educational quality and providing property tax relief  

By Gov. Peter Shumlin

When Julia Dunn arrived at middle school, she learned something troubling about education in her community. Students from certain towns were well prepared in math, and students from some other towns were not. Some students had strong arts education in elementary…

Engaging Vermont kids in and out of the classroom
Opinion
September 9, 2015

Engaging Vermont kids in and out of the classroom

The end of summer and the beginning of another school year is an important milestone in the life of each child. For many Vermont kids, this summer was likely a time of rich experience and opportunity, with travel to a new place, quality time with…

Vermont leads at Climate Summit
Op - Ed
July 22, 2015

Vermont leads at Climate Summit

By Governor Peter Shumlin

Last week I traveled to Toronto to attend the Climate Summit of the Americas, which brought together Pan-American governmental, advocacy, energy, and climate change leaders to share ideas on how we can work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and capitalize…