Tag Archives: Governor Peter Shumlin

More cuts, fewer taxes
Opinion
May 13, 2015

More cuts, fewer taxes

Even as Vermont’s economy continues to show signs of progress, the message I hear from Vermonters is that they don’t feel the economic recovery is reaching their pocketbooks. While we have the sixth lowest unemployment rate in America and Vermont employers have thousands of…

Opinion
April 22, 2015

Helping Vermonters succeed

By Governor Peter Shumlin

It’s no secret that the economic recovery across America has been felt most by those with higher incomes. For working families in America, the recovery has been slow to take root. And for those fighting to get into the…

Opinion
April 15, 2015

Naloxone saves lives

By Governor Peter Shumlin

A young woman suffering from an opiate overdose was recently brought to the Howard Center, an addiction recovery center in Chittenden County. The young woman had blue lips, was unresponsive, and was not breathing. Luckily, an opiate overdose reversal…

Opinion
April 8, 2015

Doubling down on job creation

By Governor Peter Shumlin

Since its inception in 2007, the Vermont Employment Growth Incentive program (VEGI) has encouraged companies to relocate to or grow in Vermont, translating into well-paying jobs for Vermonters. In the eight years since the program was launched, companies approved…

Opinion
March 19, 2015

A Vermont example

By Governor Peter Shumlin

Earlier this month, Vermonters gathered at town meetings around the state to make decisions large and small about their communities. This year, two towns in particular made one very large decision about the future of education in their communities….

News Briefs
March 19, 2015

Gov. Shumlin celebrates free school meals program

Thirty Vermont schools currently enrolled; up to 45 more eligible

Six months after the launch of a new program to allow qualifying schools to offer free, nutritious meals to all students, Gov. Peter Shumlin, Hunger Free Vermont, school administrators, and others gathered to…

Opinion
March 12, 2015

Making progress in Montpelier

By Governor Peter Shumlin

As we head into the second half of this year’s legislative session, it’s a good time to evaluate the progress that has been made in the two months since the session began. In January, I laid out a number…

Changing of the guard at Economic Development
State News
March 5, 2015

Changing of the guard at Economic Development

Governor Peter Shumlin announced Feb. 19 that Commissioner of Economic Development Lisa Gosselin will be leaving her post in April to take a job outside state government. She will be replaced by Joan Goldstein, who currently serves as executive director of the Green Mountain…

Opinion
March 5, 2015

Budget crunch calls for difficult choices

By Governor Peter Shumlin

Putting together a budget is never an easy task–everyone knows that from personal experience–and it is harder when finances are lean. But we all do what we need to do to make ends meet. Perhaps we cut back on…

Opinion
February 26, 2015

Fleecing the public: not the way we do business in Vermont

By Governor Peter Shumlin

 Too often the news we hear focuses on the controversy over what we don’t agree on. As we work to put together a difficult budget that matches Montpelier’s appetite for spending with Vermonters’ ability to pay and other legislation…