Tag Archives: Shumlin

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…

State News
January 4, 2017

Shumlin issues nearly 200 pardons for minor marijuana charges

Gov. Peter Shumlin has pardoned 192 individuals convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana, according to a Jan. 3 news release. In December, the Governor announced that he would consider pardons for those with minor marijuana possession charges who did not have violent criminal histories….

Local News
September 21, 2016

Gov. Shumlin touts expanded enrollments, improvements to VHC

Heading toward the Nov. 1 open enrollment period for Vermont Health Connect, Gov. Peter Shumlin applauded the dramatic improvements in the system and the expansion of more affordable coverage available to Vermonters. “What we’ve been able to do is take a huge federal investment and…

Local News
July 14, 2014

Shumlin calls for $10.10 minimum wage by 2017

By Hilary Niles, VTDigger.org updated Wed, Mar 12, 2014 06:18 PM

Vt. is joined by three other New England governors echoing Obama’s call

Gov. Peter Shumlin wants to increase the state’s minimum wage from $8.73 per hour to $10.10 per hour, by 2017. Shumlin’s pitch…