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April 22, 2015

Gov. Shumlin Statement on Senate Ed Committee 6-0 Vote on Ed Bill

MONTPELIER - April 22, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement after the Senate Education Committee unanimously voted out tonight its amendment to the education bill (H. 361): “I want to thank Chair Ann Cummings, Senate Leadership and the entire Senate Education Committee for their hard work and unanimous vote on a bill that will help to ensure equal education opportunity and quality for all Vermont students, while lowering the cost curve on our education spending. In January, I made a plea for us all to commit ourselves to listen to all ideas on this critical issue. I urged that the state form partnerships with communities to help them meet this challenge in ways that best suit their needs, while guaranteeing results that lower education costs for all of us. read moreRead more

April 22, 2015

Gov. Shumlin Statement on Earned Sick Leave Legislation

MONTPELIER - April 22, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement after the House gave preliminary approval to H.187, earned sick leave legislation. “I want to thank Reps. Tristan Toleno, Sarah Copeland-Hanzas, Helen Head, and Speaker Shap Smith for their leadership on this important measure. Most Vermonters agree that if you’re sick you shouldn’t be faced with the decision to either go to work and put others at risk or miss work, sacrifice your paycheck, and potentially lose your job. Many employers already provide fair earned leave policies. But some do not and that puts many Vermonters in a difficult and unfair situation. In the past, I have been skeptical of proposals that did not do enough to recognize the costs and burdens to businesses this legislation might create. This bill addresses those concerns in a balanced and thoughtful way to provide this important benefit to Vermonters.” read moreRead more

April 22, 2015

On Earth Day, Gov. Shumlin Announces Expansion of Efficiency Loan Program

MONTPELIER - April 22, 2015 – Marking Earth Day, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced the expansion of the Heat Saver Loan program, which will help Vermonters increase the efficiency of their homes and save money on their energy bills while creating jobs and reducing greenhouse emissions. read moreRead more

April 22, 2015

FDA to Hold Public Meeting to Discuss Food Safety Modernization Act April 23-24

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a public meeting, Food Safety Modernization Act: Focus on Implementation Strategy for Prevention-Oriented Food Safety Standards, in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, April 23 and Friday, April 24. Read more

April 22, 2015

Lake Champlain Alewife Die-off

Large numbers of small fish called alewives are washing up on the shores of Lake Champlain in Milton and Georgia. State fisheries biologists from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department say it is an example of the kind of problems a non-native invasive species can cause. Read more

April 21, 2015

Health Department to Debut New WIC Card in Rutland

Vermont was first in the nation to deliver supplemental food to young families through the Health Department's WIC (Women, Infants & Children) program, and for years was last in the nation to keep making home deliveries. Beginning in July in Rutland, WIC families will choose their foods at major supermarkets and smaller grocery stores using a new, gold WIC debit card. Read more

April 21, 2015

Gov. Shumlin Signs Executive Order to 'Ban the Box,' Highlights Expungement Bill

MONTPELIER - April 21, 2015 – In order to help people with criminal convictions find employment and build successful lives, Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed an Executive Order to implement a ‘ban the box’ state hiring policy and highlighted progress of a bill to expand Vermont’s expungement law. read moreRead more

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