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.
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.
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.
Supporters, and a few opponents, crowded into the Governor’s Ceremonial office on the second floor of the Vermont statehouse Monday afternoon to witness the signing of the landmark End-of-Life Choices bill into law.
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin has signed into law changes to the pension system allowing judges to order public employees to forfeit some, or all, of their pensions if they are convicted of certain financial crimes.
Vermont lawmakers return to work this week after their Town Meeting break with little indication the state's fiscal picture is getting any brighter.
Gov. Peter Shumlin hoped to raise $17 million for three key energy-related programs from a new tax on charitable betting tickets. But lawmakers say the tax won't raise more than a third that amount, and there's concern it'll hurt the nonprofits that use them to raise money.
Governor Peter Shumlin says Vermont's emergency fuel assistance has run out of funds, and that he's looking for another $900,000 to get people in need through the next three weeks.
Vermont budgeted $2.8 million this year for emergency fuel assistance, which provides crisis funding for low-income Vermonters who otherwise might go cold in the winter. It comes in addition to $8.8 million in regular state funding for low-income home heating assistance and $19.5 million in federal funding.
Some Vermont legislators pushing for moratorium on wind power projects believe a pending recommendation from a commission created to review the sites won't come in time to influence debate on the bill.
The commission's deadline is April 30, with a draft report expected by the end of March.