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July 01, 2015

July 1st Marks Recycling Reboot

Three years ago the Vermont legislature unanimously passed the Universal Recycling law (Act 148), and its first major recycling milestone starts today. To kick things off the Agency of Natural Resources has prepared a campaign to explain what the law is really about: "resimplifying recycling" for Vermonters. Read more

July 01, 2015

Agency of Commerce, Community National Bank Sponsor 2015 BarnPitch for Start-Up Companies

BarnPitch is the sixth stop of the 2015 Road Pitch. Road Pitch sends "business bikers" on four-day motorcycle trip around Vermont where they will hold "office hours" in select towns stopping by appointment to listen to business "pitches" from start-up or early-stage companies. Read more

July 01, 2015

Gov. Shumlin declares July 2015 as Lakes Appreciation Month

MONTPELIER - July 1, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed a proclamation declaring July 2015 as “Lakes Appreciation Month.”  The proclamation states that lakes and reservoirs are “critical to Vermont’s environment and quality of life, providing sources of recreation, scenic beauty, and habitat for wildlife” and that ”maintaining the health of our lakes, ponds, and reservoirs is the responsibility of every citizen.” read moreRead more

July 01, 2015

Gov. Shumlin Statement on Finalized Sale of IBM Facility in Essex Junction to GlobalFoundries

MONTPELIER - July 1, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the below statement following news that the sale of IBM’s chip manufacturing facility in Essex Junction to GlobalFoundries has received federal approval and been finalized. “This is great news for Vermont and a testament to the extremely innovative and dedicated workforce at the Essex Junction facility. For years, questions about the future of the IBM facility have caused anxiety for employees, state officials, community members, and many others. Today we know that a stable and thriving workforce will remain right here in Vermont. I am extremely encouraged that GlobalFoundries has committed to continuing to support and invest in cutting edge technology and the quality workforce we have in Vermont. IBM has been and will continue to be a great partner for Vermont, and I look forward to continuing to build an equally strong partnership with GlobalFoundries going forward.” read moreRead more

June 30, 2015

Environmental Excellence Awards Recipients Announced

MONTPELIER - June 30, 2015 – Recipients of the 2015 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence were announced and recognized at a ceremony at the State House today. Environmental excellence awards have been given since 1993 to recognize efforts and actions of Vermonters to conserve and protect natural resources, prevent pollution, and promote environmental sustainability.  To date, more than 200 efforts have been recognized.  read moreRead more

June 30, 2015

Gov. Shumlin Celebrates Waterbury State Office Complex Milestone

WATERBURY - June 30, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin today marked an important milestone in the rebuilding of the Waterbury State Office Complex, joining state and local officials to witness the installation of monumental cupolas that will frame the center of the new campus. The project, now 80 percent complete, is progressing as expected, on time, and on budget. read moreRead more

June 30, 2015

Gov. Shumlin statement on today’s news on the New York escapees

MONTPELIER - June 28, 2015 – “My heartfelt thanks goes out today to all the law enforcement officers who have worked tirelessly in recent weeks to ensure convicted killers David Sweat and Richard Matt are no longer on the loose and a threat to our region.  Thanks to the commitment of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Police, and with the assistance of Vermont State Police and federal partners, these two men have been stopped. Governor Cuomo and I have been in regular communication throughout and I am grateful for his partnership as this search was conducted. read moreRead more

June 30, 2015

Gov. Shumlin statement on latest news on New York escapees

MONTPELIER - June 26, 2015 “I’m relieved that one of these two extremely dangerous individuals no longer poses a threat to the public, and thank all involved in the continued pursuit of the second escapee. I’m grateful to Gov. Cuomo for his leadership and the strong partnership between our two states that was on display over the past 20 days. read moreRead more

June 30, 2015

Gov. Peter Shumlin’s statement on Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage

MONTPELIER - June 26, 2015 - “This is one of most significant moments for social justice in modern history. All loving, committed couples across this country – gay and straight, living side by side, raising their families, working and building full lives – have much to celebrate. I am deeply and personally proud that Vermonters led the way toward this long overdue decision, being the first state to pass civil unions and the first to legislatively legalize gay marriage. Today’s Supreme Court ruling is a rejection of fear, and instead an affirmation of hope and equal rights for all. The Court has closed the door on a terrible injustice by ensuring that the right to marry can no longer be denied to any gay couple simply because of where they call home.” read moreRead more

June 30, 2015

Gov. Shumlin’s Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s Ruling in King v. Burwell

MONTPELIER - June 25, 2015 - “I am pleased with today’s Supreme Court ruling and the strong vote. This is very good news for the 6.4 million Americans who were in danger of losing their affordable health care coverage. Although Vermonters’ federal subsidies were secure due to our decision to have a state-based exchange, I am glad that the rest of the country will not lose the significant ground gained in health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act.  read moreRead more

June 30, 2015

Waitsfield Organic Dairy Farmer Admits to Burning Agricultural Plastic

The Department of Environmental Conservation's Compliance and Enforcement Division today announced that it has formally settled an illegal open burning violation with Waitsfield farmer Douglas H. Turner. Mr. Turner operates an organic dairy farm under the business name of "Simplicity Farm." The settlement includes the payment of a $5,000 penalty. Read more

June 26, 2015

Health Department Advises Vermonters to Get Tested for HIV

The Vermont Department of Health reminds Vermonters to get tested for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. HIV infection can go unnoticed, with few obvious symptoms for about eleven years. June 27 is National HIV Testing Day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about 14 percent of people living with HIV in the U.S. don't know it. Read more

June 25, 2015

Lt. Governor Phil Scott Issues Statement About U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

June 25, 2015 - Lt. Governor Phil Scott issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Affordable Care Act subsidies: read moreRead more

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