peter shumlin http://wamc.org en Governor Shumlin Headlines Panel On Prescription Drug Abuse http://wamc.org/post/governor-shumlin-headlines-panel-prescription-drug-abuse <p></p><p></p><p>The nation’s governors held their annual winter meeting Friday through Monday in Washington. A panel on C-SPAN featured a discussion on states’ efforts to combat prescription drug abuse, an issue that took the national stage when Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin devoted January’s state of the state address to the problem. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 84592 at http://wamc.org Governor Shumlin Headlines Panel On Prescription Drug Abuse Spouse Appointed To Fill Vermont Senate Seat http://wamc.org/post/spouse-appointed-fill-vermont-senate-seat <p></p><p></p><p>Governor Shumlin has appointed the husband of a late state senator to fill her seat. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 00:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 82691 at http://wamc.org Spouse Appointed To Fill Vermont Senate Seat Vermont Governor Focuses On One Issue During State Of State Address http://wamc.org/post/vermont-governor-focuses-one-issue-during-state-state-address <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin focused on a single issue during his State of the State speech Wednesday afternoon. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 23:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 81476 at http://wamc.org Vermont Governor Focuses On One Issue During State Of State Address Vt. Gov.: Little Impact From Federal Health Change http://wamc.org/post/vt-gov-little-impact-federal-health-change <p>Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says he thinks it's unlikely the decision by President Barack Obama to allow people to extend existing health insurance policies for a year will have much impact on Vermont.</p><p>The state had already decided to allow individuals and small businesses to extend their current health insurance plans through March 31.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 13:23:58 +0000 Jaired Crofut 77863 at http://wamc.org Vt. Gov.: Little Impact From Federal Health Change Officials Assess Shutdown's Vt. Impact http://wamc.org/post/officials-assess-shutdowns-vt-impact <p>Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says it&#39;s time for Congress to stop hampering the state&rsquo;s fragile economic recovery and find a responsible solution to what he calls a manufactured crisis.</p><p>Shumlin was joined by Vermont National Guard officials and others Monday to outline how the federal government shutdown is affecting state. They said an estimated 5,000 federal workers who live in Vermont are seeing reduced hours or furloughs, and a monthly National Guard training weekend affecting 3,000 troops was canceled.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 12:11:33 +0000 Jaired Crofut 75133 at http://wamc.org Officials Assess Shutdown's Vt. Impact Shumlin, Vt. Chamber To Kick Off Health Forums http://wamc.org/post/shumlin-vt-chamber-kick-health-forums <p>Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is to join the Vermont Chamber of Commerce in kicking off a series of forums for small businesses to learn about the new health insurance exchange being created under the federal Affordable Care Act.</p><p>A program today from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Montpelier's Capitol Plaza hotel and conference center will be geared to helping small businesses learn what they need to know as they prepare to shop in the Vermont Health Connect exchange for health insurance.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 10:06:53 +0000 Jaired Crofut 73850 at http://wamc.org Shumlin, Vt. Chamber To Kick Off Health Forums Governor To Kick Off Vt. Health Connect Forums http://wamc.org/post/governor-kick-vt-health-connect-forums <p>Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is set this week to help kick off a series of forums for small businesses to learn about the new health insurance exchange being created under the federal Affordable Care Act.</p><p>A program Wednesday from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Montpelier's Capitol Plaza hotel and conference center will be geared to helping small businesses learn what they need to know as they prepare to shop in the Vermont Health Connect exchange for health insurance.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 10:10:11 +0000 Jaired Crofut 73666 at http://wamc.org Governor To Kick Off Vt. Health Connect Forums Vt. Gov Says Marijuana Will Be Legal Some Day http://wamc.org/post/vt-gov-says-marijuana-will-be-legal-some-day <p>Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says he thinks marijuana should be legalized in the state, but not right now.</p><p>He says he believes that legalizing and taxing marijuana is the direction the country is headed and "Vermont should be a part of that conversation."</p><p>But he says he's not willing to do that now.</p><p>Shumlin made the comments Wednesday after being asked about the topic during his weekly news conference.</p><p>Last month the U.S Justice Department said it would not sue to block laws in Colorado and Washington state that allow for recreational use of marijuana.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 11:16:56 +0000 Jaired Crofut 73430 at http://wamc.org Vt. Gov Says Marijuana Will Be Legal Some Day Vt. Officials Announce Expanded Free Meal Program http://wamc.org/post/vt-officials-announce-expanded-free-meal-program <p>Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and Education Secretary Armando Vilaseca plan to announce a new initiative to make free, school-based breakfasts and lunches available to more low-income students.</p><p>The federal government provides funding for free or reduced-priced lunches depending on the income level of the student's family.</p><p>Legislation passed this year at Shumlin's request provides additional state funding to allow students who were getting reduced-price meals to get them for free.</p><p>The event is set for 11 a.m. at the Barre Town Elementary School.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 09:54:54 +0000 Jaired Crofut 72727 at http://wamc.org Vt. Officials Announce Expanded Free Meal Program Vermont Governor Talks About Historic Storm http://wamc.org/post/vermont-governor-talks-about-historic-storm <p></p><p></p><p>Two years ago, Tropical Storm Irene moved up the Atlantic coast, barging through Vermont on August 28th. Some areas of the state saw 11 inches of rain, and 500 miles of roads and 200 bridges were damaged or destroyed. Six people in the state died. Today, North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley talks with Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin about the historic storm and the status of the recovery. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 72379 at http://wamc.org Vermont Governor Talks About Historic Storm