Peter Shumlin

Valley News: Vermont health website’s woes persist

Gov. Peter Shumlin needs to resolve the problems with Vermont Health Connect quickly and cleanly, as he surely must know.

Jay Peak defends dissolution of partnership with EB-5 investors

Bill Stenger (right) presides over the ribbon-cutting ceremony to open Jay Peak's Stateside Hotel and Baselodge in December 2013. Photo by Hilary Niles/VTDigger

Jay Peak president Bill Stenger says he was “clumsy” with notification to investors, while his partner, Ariel Quiros, said the transaction was “200 percent” ethical.

Scheuermann, Komline call for change to allow individuals on VHC to enroll directly with insurers

Rep. Patti Komline, R-Dorset, claps during Gov. Peter Shumlin's 2014 budget address. Photo by Roger Crowley

Ongoing problems with Vermont Health Connect, the state’s online health insurance exchange, are having “a disastrous effect” on thousands of Vermonters’ access to care, said Rep. Patti Komline, R-Dorset.

Nine towns awarded grants for solar projects

Gov. Peter Shumlin announced the latest grants for renewable energy projects Tuesday at Northern Reliability’s facilities in Waitsfield. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

Waitsfield receives $80,000 for installation on town offices as part of governor’s “solar tour.”

Vermont unlikely to host immigrant children

U.S. Mexican border in between San Diego and Tijuana.

The state lacks the facilities needed to host the large numbers of Central American children being held on the U.S. border, but is willing to help in other ways, governor says.

Gov. Peter Shumlin’s public appearance schedule for the week of July 28

Gov. Peter Shumlin’s public appearance schedule for the week of July 28.

VTDigger exclusive: Jay Peak loses trust of first EB-5 investors

Bill Stenger stands before the future Stateside Hotel at Jay Peak in September 2013. File photo by Hilary Niles/VTDigger

Bill Stenger and his partner, Ariel Quiros, did not consult with the 35 limited partners in the Tram Haus project before they dissolved the company last August and converted investors’ stake in the property into unsecured loans.

Gov. Shumlin announces $1.6 million in disaster recovery and brownfields grants for Barre

Standing a block from Main Street, Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced two grants that will allow the City of Barre to address flood risks, clean up environmental contamination and redevelop a central part of its downtown known as Enterprise Aly.

Governor says it’s up to him to fix Vermont Health Connect

Gov. Peter Shumlin and Lawrence Miller, chief of the state's heath care reform effort, attend a news conference Thursday in Barre to announce an grant to repair flood damage in the city. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

Shumlin responds to continuing failures in the state’s health care exchange, saying the administration will eventually get it right.

Barre awarded $1.6 million to recover from flood damage

BARRE — The Granite City received $1.6 million in federal disaster recovery grants Thursday to repair damage caused by flooding. Pointing to a nearby flood-damaged foundation of a former dry cleaning site on Enterprise Alley, city and state officials said the majority of the money will be used to clean up the contaminated site and […]

Story and video: Shumlin administration looks for savings to offset $31M downgrade in state revenue

Gov. Peter Shumlin and Secretary of Administration Jeb Spaulding announced a reduction in revenue forecasts for fiscal year 2015 at a news conference Thursday, July 24. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

Gov. Peter Shumlin says the 1.8 percentage point reduction in forecast is a “minor adjustment” that will require budget cuts, but not layoffs.

Gov. Shumlin, anti-hunger advocates highlight summer meals programs for kids

As more than 50 local children enjoyed a free lunch at the Waterbury Recreation Department, Gov. Peter Shumlin and anti-hunger advocates applauded summer food programs, urged families whose children need nutritious meals in the summertime to participate, and reminded business and Vermonters of the opportunity to volunteer at meal sites.

Story and video: Milne takes aim at Shumlin’s policy, style and record

Former Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas (right) shakes hands with Republican Scott Milne, who launched his campaign for governor Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the Aldrich Public Library in Barre. Photo by Cory Dawson/VTDigger

Republican challenger Scott Milne depicts governor as “ultra-progressive,” “radical,” “brazen” and “reckless.” Vows to campaign on health care, energy and the economy.

Vermont looks for housing for child refugees from Central America

Leahy Weinberger Shumlin

Gov. Peter Shumlin has agreed to take a preliminary look for facilities in response to the Obama administration’s request to governors around the country to host the children temporarily until their cases are heard.

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