Tag Archives: Peter Welch

State News
October 4, 2017

Republican tax plan could cost Vermont $80 million

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger

After weeks of closed-door wrangling, the White House and Republican congressional leaders unveiled a framework for reforming the federal tax code Wednesday. The proposal, they say, will simplify the federal tax system and stimulate the economy. However, the changes at the…

March 9, 2016

Vermont’s right to know is under attack

By Gov. Peter Shumlin

I’ll admit that I don’t understand how Washington D.C. and Congress work most of the time. For years, Republicans in Congress have thrust the institution into perpetual gridlock, so much so that it struggles to fulfill its most basic…

State News
November 30, 2015

Gov. Shumlin announces $2.4 million in Community Development Grants

Projects will bring affordable housing, jobs and flood protection to nine communities

New jobs in Brattleboro, and new, energy-efficient affordable housing in White River Junction and Addison County are among the nine projects receiving more than $2.4 million in grants from the Vermont Community Development…

State News
June 11, 2015

Reactions to Gov. Shumlin not seeking a fourth term

“I talked with the Governor this morning when he called me about his decision, and I told him I’d never forget how he mobilized everyone and every resource to help our state after Irene… His ‘Vermont Strong’ resolve and his leadership in the immediate aftermath and…