FEMA Funding http://wamc.org en Vermont Legislative Committee Updated on Irene Recovery http://wamc.org/post/vermont-legislative-committee-updated-irene-recovery <p>The fiscal committees of the Vermont Legislature received an update on Irene recovery efforts on Thursday, including when FEMA might tell the state how much federal funding it will get.<br> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 23:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 52202 at http://wamc.org Vermont Legislative Committee Updated on Irene Recovery Vermont Lawmakers Get Update on Disaster Funding http://wamc.org/post/vermont-lawmakers-get-update-disaster-funding <p>There's still no definitive word on how much Vermont can expect in federal help with recovery from Tropical Storm Irene.<br><br>Deputy Administration Secretary Michael Clasen told a legislative committee on Thursday that it's expected to be January before the state can expect a firm answer.<br><br>Officials in the administration of Gov. Peter Shumlin expressed confidence earlier this year that FEMA would cover up to 90 percent of the estimated $120 million in costs tied to recovery from the storm in late August of last year.<br> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 22:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 52106 at http://wamc.org Vermont Lawmakers Get Update on Disaster Funding Lawmaker Says Vermont Governor Made No FEMA Promises http://wamc.org/post/lawmaker-says-vermont-governor-made-no-fema-promises <p>Vermont lawmakers are coming to the defense of Governor Peter Shumlin&#39;s administration following criticisms by a candidate to unseat him that he misled the Legislature and the public about the amount of post-Irene disaster relief Vermont was likely to get.<br /><br />Representative Alice Emmons, a Springfield Democrat and chairwoman of the House Institutions and Corrections Committee, says her panel purposely built a good deal of flexibility into this year&#39;s state construction budget because of uncertainty about funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.<br /> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 21:40:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 44588 at http://wamc.org Lawmaker Says Vermont Governor Made No FEMA Promises