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March 05, 2015

DFR Urges Consumers to Check Insurance Policies Before Sharing Rides, Rooms

The new 'sharing economy' is changing the landscape of small business in the U.S. and Vermont. Opportunities to rent everything from rides to rooms, golf clubs to cameras, are popping up everywhere and while you may be tempted to take advantage of these money-making innovations, make sure you know what your insurance policy covers. Read more

March 05, 2015

Watershed Grants Awarded for 2015

Fifteen watershed improvement projects were chosen to receive funding from Vermont's 2015 Watershed Grant Program, according to an announcement from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. Read more

March 04, 2015

Gov. Shumlin Appoints Three Members to Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees

MONTPELIER - March 4, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin has appointed two new members to the Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees, Churchill Hindes of Colchester and Michael Pieciak of Winooski, and has reappointed Linda Milne of Montpelier. read moreRead more

February 27, 2015

Vermont Recognizes National Weights and Measures Week: March 1-7, 2015

March 1-7 is National Weights and Measures Week, a time to recognize the important role of weights and measures inspectors across the country. Read more

February 27, 2015

Gov. Shumlin Statement on Legislative Session

MONTPELIER - February 27, 2015 – Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement as the Legislature worked to wrap up early session efforts in advance of Town Meeting week. “I want to thank the House and the Senate, and especially Speaker Smith and Senate Pro Tem Campbell, for the hard work so far this session. In January I laid out a number of priorities to keep Vermont moving forward, including cleaning up Lake Champlain and other Vermont waterways; strengthening Vermont's clean energy innovation to create jobs and save Vermonters money on their electricity costs; reducing the Medicaid cost shift to save Vermont businesses and those with private insurance on rising insurance rates; reducing school spending to relieve the property tax burden on hard working Vermonters; advancing economic development proposals to ensure additional support and more trained workers for growing Vermont businesses; and passing a budget that makes the difficult but necessary decisions required to put our state on sound fiscal footing going forward. On those priorities, this has been one of the most productive beginnings to a legislative session that I have seen in many years.” read moreRead more

February 27, 2015

Vermont Officials Outline Impacts of Department of Homeland Security Shutdown

WATERBURY - February 27, 2015 – With continued uncertainty over whether or for how long Congress will approve funding for the Department of Homeland Security, Gov. Peter Shumlin and Vermont public safety officials today outlined impacts of a shutdown for Vermont. If funding is not approved by midnight tonight most divisions of the federal agency will suspend operations. While Congress is considering a short-term fix, the administration seeks a long-term solution given the importance of the Department. read moreRead more

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