Tag Archives: Governor

Local News
May 24, 2017

Lieutenant Governor Zuckerman visits VFFC

RUTLAND— Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman visited Rutland’s Vermont Farmers Food Center (VFFC) on Sunday, May 21. Greg Cox, president of the VFFC board of directors, hosted the site visit and discussion along with board members Ryan Yoder, vice president; Jody Condon, treasurer; Kathleen Krevetski, secretary;…

Local News
May 24, 2017

Lieutenant Governor Zuckerman visits VFFC

RUTLAND— Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman visited Rutland’s Vermont Farmers Food Center (VFFC) on Sunday, May 21. Greg Cox, president of the VFFC board of directors, hosted the site visit and discussion along with board members Ryan Yoder, vice president; Jody Condon, treasurer; Kathleen Krevetski, secretary;…

State News
May 17, 2017

Governor signs pregnancy accommodations bill

By Erin Mansfield, VTDigger

Gov. Phil Scott has signed into law a bill that gives pregnant women the same accommodations in the workplace as people with disabilities.

Scott signed H.136 on May 4 with no fanfare.

The law, now called Act 21 of 2017, gives…

Local News
May 3, 2017

Former governor to deliver CSJ commencement address

RUTLAND—College of St. Joseph has announced that former Vermont Governor Jim Douglas will deliver the commencement address at the college’s graduation ceremony on May 13.

Douglas was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives in November 1972, where he would become the House majority leader…

Governor addresses Rutland crowd at luncheon
Local News
February 1, 2017

Governor addresses Rutland crowd at luncheon

Immigration, economy, efficiency featured

By Evan Johnson

RUTLAND—In an address that ranged from President Trump’s recent executive orders barring refugees to economic development to education funding, Governor Phil Scott outlined his plans for Vermont Monday afternoon, Jan. 30, at a luncheon for the Rutland Region…

State News
January 19, 2017

Governor Phil Scott signs four executive orders on first day in office

Governor Phil Scott signed four executive orders on Inauguration Day, establishing his strategic priorities and creating teams in support his efforts to address the opiate epidemic and modernize state government, according to a news release Monday, Jan. 9. Executive Order 01-17, “Governor’s Strategic Goals,” directs…

Local News
January 4, 2017

Governor-elect Scott announces three appointments

Incoming governor Phil Scott today announced the appointments of three extended cabinet members. Bradley Ferland has been named deputy secretary of the Agency of Administration. Ferland has been with the agency — which is responsible for the state budget and provides administrative and support services…

State News
January 4, 2017

Gov. Shumlin issues 10 new pardons

Gov. Peter Shumlin issued 10 pardons last week to people convicted of various felonies and misdemeanors. These pardons were issued separately from the marijuana pardon program announced earlier this month. The pardons mark a total of 16 issued by the governor to date. “I believe…

Beyond panels and turbines
Op - Ed
November 5, 2015

Beyond panels and turbines

By Gov. Peter Shumlin

When we talk about renewable energy, the focus is often on the project–the solar panel or the wind turbine that allow us to harness local, Vermont-grown energy to power homes and business around the state. But if we dig deeper we…

Shumlin campaign hits high gear
Featured
October 30, 2014

Shumlin campaign hits high gear

By John Flowers Gov. Peter Shumlin cited adding more jobs, property tax reform and affordable health care as his top priorities for the next biennium should he be elected to a third consecutive two-year term on Nov. 4. Shumlin, a Putney Democrat, faces opposition from…