In 2014, a bid to divest state retirement funds from fossil fuel industries failed in the legislature. Activists plan a new push in the new year, and one state senator promises to reintroduce divestment legislation. State Treasurer Beth Pearce opposes the move, saying she prefers to have “a seat at the table” with the industry.
In an interview with the Valley News editorial board, Scott Milne outlined his policy proposals and his differences with incumbent Gov. Peter Shumlin; and commented on his prospects in the campaign for Governor. He also discussed his involvement in a controversial development plan in Hartford, Vermont.
News Release — Governor’s Office Oct. 24, 2014 Saturday, Oct. 25 8:30 a.m.: Wheels for Warmth, Dubois Construction, 46 Three Mile Bridge Road, Montpelier 6:30 p.m.: March in the annual Rutland Halloween Parade, Downtown Rutland Monday, Oct. 27 11:00 a.m.: Press Conference; Re: Transportation and Downtowns, Ripley Bridge, Ripley Road, Rutland 12:00 p.m.: Speak to […]
Joined by Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, tech business owners, economic development officials and others at the new business Ello in Burlington, Gov. Peter Shumlin today touted the upcoming 2014 Vermont Tech Jam being held on Friday and Saturday, and highlighted Vermont’s growing high-tech industry and national recognition.
News Release — Gov. Peter Shumlin Oct. 17, 2014 Saturday, Oct. 18 1:00 p.m.: Attend inauguration ceremony for newly appointed Champlain College President Donald J. Laackman, Champlain College, IDX Student Life Center, Argosy Gym, 262 S. Willard Street, Burlington Monday, Oct. 20 12:00 p.m.: Invited to speak to the Rutland Rotary, The Palms, 36 Strongs […]
Gov. Peter Shumlin on Thursday released his fourth television ad, this time highlighting the state’s response to opiate addiction. The 30-second spot features Raina Lowell, a former opiate addict who was featured in the documentary “The Hungry Heart,” about opiate addiction in Vermont. She calls Shumlin “caring and courageous” for approaching addiction as a health […]