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June 22, 2018

Vermont Requests Federal Disaster Declaration

Governor Phil Scott has made a formal request for federal disaster funds to assist communities and public utilities in five Vermont counties in paying for repairs to public infrastructure damaged in wind and rainstorms on May 4 and 5. Communities and public utilities in Chittenden, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Orange, and Orleans counties sustained damages that meet or exceed minimum thresholds to be eligible for a Public Assistance disaster declaration. There were additional damages in Franklin County that FEMA is still assessing in order to determine whether that county is eligible. Read more

June 22, 2018

Multi-State Effort to Speed the Nation's Transition to Zero Emission Cars Gains Traction with New Action Plan

Governor Phil Scott and the Agency of Natural Resources are pleased to announce Vermont has joined eight other states to reaffirm their commitment to a clean, low carbon transportation sector with the release of a new Multi-State Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Action Plan for 2018-2021 today. Together, these nine ZEV states represent roughly one-third of the new car sales market in the United States and 25 percent of the U.S. population. Read more

June 21, 2018

Vermont State Parks Announces First Time Happy Campers Program: Try Out Camping for Free, Gear Included

Vermont State Parks is excited to launch the new First Time Happy Campers Program at five parks during the months of July and August. Created in partnership with the Outdoor Gear Exchange, this program provides free camping for new campers, whose names will be chosen at random when they register through https://www.vtstateparks.com/happy-camper.html. Read more

June 20, 2018

Agency of Natural Resources Secretary to Hold Community Forum on the Health of Vermont's Moose Herd and Other Environmental Topics on June 26

On Tuesday, June 26th at 4pm, Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) Secretary Julie Moore will host a gathering in Montpelier to discuss the health of Vermont's moose herd and other topics related to Vermont's natural world. Mark Scott, Director of Wildlife, and Cedric Alexander, Moose Project Leader for ANR's Fish & Wildlife Department, will join the Secretary to lead the discussion. Together, they will talk about the current health, status, and management of moose in Vermont and share information about the latest moose study. They will also provide information about the impacts of winter ticks on moose. Read more

June 19, 2018

New Videos Explain Vermont Law Protecting Pregnant Workers

Pregnant workers in Vermont have new legal protections in the workplace this year. As of January 1, 2018, employees experiencing healthy, uncomplicated pregnancies and needing reasonable workplace accommodations, such as rest breaks, a stool to lean or sit on, more frequent bathroom breaks, not lifting over a certain weight, flexible scheduling, or time off for medical appointments, are protected when making those requests, and unless they impose an undue hardship, employers must grant them. Vermont joins twenty-two other states and the District of Columbia in passing similar legislation. Read more

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