Tag Archives: Peter Shumlin

Local News
December 21, 2016

Executive order gives “green” biz preference in state bids

An Executive Order signed by Gov. Peter Shumlin that gives businesses fighting climate change preference in the state contracting process has been finalized. The new policy applies to any contract over $25,000, which captures at least 97 percent of state contracting dollars. The state of Vermont…

State News
December 7, 2016

“Energy revolution” to continue in 2017 under Scott

On Nov. 21, Gov. Peter Shumlin highlighted the success of an energy loan program that helps Vermonters retrofit their homes, reduce fossil fuel consumption, and save money. The governor pointed to the program as an example of what is to come under a new law set to…

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…

Local News
April 28, 2016

Pittsford tests clean for PFOA

MONTPELIER―Gov. Peter Shumlin announced on April 22 new results from five water samples collected near the Vermont Fire Academy on Academy Road, near the Vermont Police Academy. The results were received as part of the first batch of testing in the State’s effort to proactively…

Vermont politicians gang up for Clinton
State News
February 10, 2016

Vermont politicians gang up for Clinton

By Jasper Craven/VTDigger

Former Gov. Madeleine Kunin defends Hillary Clinton’s record Thursday in Keene, N.H.

By Jasper Craven, VTDigger.org

Hillary Clinton placed a secret weapon in the audience for the last Democratic debate before the New Hampshire…

Local News
February 9, 2016

Budget summary: Shumlin proposes priorities

Shumlin delivered his sixth balanced budget to the Legislature on Jan. 21, highlighting the fact that it does not raise income, sales, or rooms and meals tax rate, while closing a $68 million budget gap and is the first since 2009 that does not to…

State News
December 29, 2015

Gov. Shumlin announces plans for 24-hour Berlin travel center

Public-private partnership assures no cost to taxpayers

Gov. Peter Shumlin, Department of Buildings and General Services Commissioner Michael Obuchowski, and Transportation Secretary Chris Cole Dec. 11 joined the partners of Maplewood LTD to sign an agreement and break ground on the state’s first 24-hour Vermont…