Vermont Press Release
|07/09/2020 - 14:05||
Lt. Governor Zuckerman Supports Vermont Code of Ethics Statute
MONTPELIER: Yesterday the Vermont State Ethics Commission released a draft code of ethics for the state of Vermont. Vermont is one of the only states without a statutory ethics code to define ethical guidelines for elected officials and office holders.
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|07/09/2020 - 11:47||
Disease Deadly to Rabbits Moving through Western States
July 9, 2020 Montpelier, VT – In 2020, an exotic disease deadly to wild and domestic rabbits called rabbit hemorrhagic disease (RHDV2) has been making its way through the states of California, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Texas, and has also been identified in Mexico. The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) is watching these developments with concern for Vermont’s population of rabbits.
|07/09/2020 - 06:57||
Public Invited to Discuss Watershed Action Plan for Northern Lake Champlain
July 9, 2020 – The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) invites Vermonters to attend three online presentations in July to review a collaborative watershed action plan for the Northern Lake Champlain Direct Drainages. The plan encompasses a portion of the Lake Champlain watershed that stretches from Ferrisburgh to Swanton, including the Lake Champlain Islands, as well as Shelburne, Burlington, Malletts and St.
|07/01/2020 - 18:37||
Ticklenaked Pond Achieves Important Water Quality Improvement Milestone
July 1, 2020 – After many years of suffering from algal blooms, poor water clarity, and other challenges, Ticklenaked Pond will be removed from Vermont’s impaired waters list when the 2020 update is published in August. The Pond has experienced five consecutive years of water quality improvements and the upcoming delisting will make Ticklenaked Pond the first lake or pond in Vermont to be restored to EPA-mandated phosphorus reduction goals.
|07/01/2020 - 17:51||
Governor Phil Scott Announces Economic Recovery Grant Program Launch
Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott, the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD), and Department of Tax today announced Vermont’s Economic Recovery Grant Program will launch on July 6, 2020. The grant program first proposed by the Administration and amended by the legislature utilizes federal CARES Act funding to provide direct cash grants to Vermont businesses who have seen lost revenue because of COVID-19.
|06/26/2020 - 13:54||
Governor Phil Scott Expands Trusted Travel Policy
Montpelier, Vt. – As state data and expanded testing and tracing capacity continue to support reopening, Governor Phil Scott today announced he will expand the number of states covered under Vermont’s county-by-county quarantine-free travel policy, which allows direct travel from designated counties without a 14-day quarantine requirement.
|06/25/2020 - 21:59||
Bill S.351 Appropriates Funding to the Agriculture Sector
The Agency of Agriculture received the final appropriation for agricultural support on June 26, 2020 via Senate Bill 351, which was signed into law today as H656. This bill includes financial assistance for many agriculture sectors. Read more to understand how the Agency of Agriculture will be administering these payments.
|06/23/2020 - 16:35||
Lt. Governor Zuckerman's Statement on Use of Force and Race Data Reporting Bills
Today the Senate voted unanimously to move two important law enforcement reform bills to third reading.
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|06/19/2020 - 15:55||
Governor Phil Scott Announces Next Restart Steps for Hospitality Sector
Montpelier, Vt. – As state data and expanded testing and tracing capacity continue to support reopening, Governor Phil Scott today announced the state will raise occupancy limits for event venues, arts, culture and entertainment venues, as well as restaurants.
|06/18/2020 - 11:29||
Vermont Rotary Clubs Join Vermont Dairy Recovery and Food Assistance Effort
June 18, 2020 Montpelier, VT – As a result of a generous donation from Vermont Rotary Clubs across the state, Vermonters in need will continue to receive fresh dairy products from the Vermont Foodbank for weeks to come. Continuing a collaboration begun earlier this year to connect Vermont dairy assistance to Vermonters, the Foodbank will receive food donations of Vermont yogurt and butter in support of their food assistance efforts.
|06/18/2020 - 00:47||
Shannon's Online Fine Art Auction on Thursday, June 25th, features American Impressionism, 19th century art and more
The auction is chock-full of quality paintings, sculpture, drawings, and fine prints, starting at 2 pm Eastern time. Bidding will take place live online through Invaluable.com
|06/17/2020 - 13:34||
Governor Phil Scott Announces Easing of Restrictions for Older and Vulnerable Vermonters
Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced several measures to gradually ease restrictions on Vermonters in long-term care facilities, hospitals and those over the age of 65.
|06/17/2020 - 05:04||
LGBT Home-Buyers Are Getting Priced Out of Areas With Legal Protections From Discrimination
SEATTLE , June 17, 2020 / / -- LGBT 1 home-buyers and renters must pay a premium to live in states, cities and counties that offer legal protection from discrimination. While it is unlikely that legal protections for LGBT people increase home values, the fact that these jurisdictions are more expensive has a disproportionate impact on LGBT buyers and renters who aspire to live there.
|06/16/2020 - 16:20||
Working Lands Enterprise Board Announces COVID-19 Response Business Development Grant Recipients
June 16, 2020 Montpelier, VT – In response to the ongoing urgent needs arising from COVID-19 challenges to Vermont’s Working Lands businesses, the Working Lands Enterprise Board (WLEB) has announced that 16 businesses will receive over $250,000 in COVID-19 Response Business Development Grants within the sectors of agriculture and forestry.
|06/16/2020 - 10:32||
USDA Approves South Carolina and Utah to Accept SNAP Benefits Online
This approval will allow these states to expedite the implementation of online purchasing with currently authorized SNAP online retailers with a target start date to be announced at a later time. South Carolina’s SNAP participation is more than 558,000 individuals, more than 259,000 households, and totals $855 million annually in federal benefits.
|06/16/2020 - 10:00||
Ledyard Welcomes Joe Scearbo as Assistant Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager
Jun 16, 2020 - Ledyard National Bank is pleased to welcome Joe Scearbo as an Assistant Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager in their Commercial Banking Division. In this position, Joe will be responsible for strengthening and growing commercial client relationships in the Upper Valley and surrounding area. He joins Ledyard with over seventeen years of local banking and lending experience and expertise in business banking.
|06/15/2020 - 18:26||
While Reopening Efforts Continue, Governor Phil Scott Extends State of Emergency
Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today signed an executive order to update and extend the State of Emergency in Vermont to July 15. The latest order reflects all current re-openings and eased restrictions, which have been underway since late April to account for the State’s low case counts and continued slow growth rate.
|06/15/2020 - 17:53||
Governor Phil Scott Signs New Captive Insurance Industry Legislation
Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott today signed new legislation strengthening Vermont’s captive insurance laws, increasing efficiencies while adding flexibility to regulatory policy and procedures. This year’s bill again highlights the continued collaboration between Vermont’s executive and legislative branches to ensure the state’s captive law remains the industry benchmark.
|06/15/2020 - 12:27||
CAIR Condemns Vandalism of Jewish Center in Tennessee, Black Lives Matter Mural in Vermont as Symptoms of Racism
The Gordon Jewish Community Center Holocaust memorial was vandalized Saturday with anti-Semitic and white supremacist messages.
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|06/11/2020 - 06:10||
Robert Christensen Promoted to Senior Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer
Jun 11, 2020 - Ledyard National Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Robert Christensen to Senior Vice President and Commercial Banking Officer. Bob joined Ledyard National Bank in 2013 as Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer, coming from People’s United Bank, where he served as Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer. His prior career also includes nine years at Dartmouth College as Associate Director of Real Estate.
|06/11/2020 - 03:04||
Rutledge Files Complaint in Ongoing Antitrust Price-Fixing Investigation into Generic Drug Industry
Names 26 Corporate Defendants, 10 Individual Defendants in Conspiracy to Fix Prices and Allocate Markets for at least 80 Generic Topical Dermatological Drugs.
|06/10/2020 - 19:33||
Alaska Attorney General Joins Coalition Filing 3rd Complaint in Ongoing Antitrust Price-Fixing Investigation into Generic Drug Industry
Complaint Names 26 Corporate Defendants, 10 Individual Defendants in Conspiracy to Fix Prices and Allocate Markets for at least 80 Generic Topical Dermatological Drugs.
|06/10/2020 - 14:33||
USDA Approves Mississippi to Accept SNAP Benefits Online
This approval will allow Mississippi to expedite the implementation of online purchasing with currently authorized SNAP online retailers with a target start date to be announced at a later time. Mississippi’s SNAP participation is more than 420,000 individuals, more than 195,000 households, and totals $606 million annually in federal benefits. This announcement further demonstrates President Trump’s whole of America approach to fighting the coronavirus pandemic by ensuring those affected are fed.
|06/10/2020 - 14:15||
Attorney General Ford Joins Coalition Filing Third Complaint in Ongoing Investigation Into Generic Drug Industry
States allege broad, industry-wide conspiracy to restrain competition and raise prices on at least 83 generic topical dermatological drugs.
|06/10/2020 - 13:29||
VIDEO: Attorney General Moody Takes Legal Action in Ongoing Generic Drug Price-Fixing Conspiracy Investigation
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Ashley Moody is taking legal action against several generic drug manufacturers for participation in a conspiracy to fix prices and allocate the market for generic drugs. Today’s lawsuit is the third resulting from a multistate antitrust investigation into a widespread conspiracy by generic drug manufacturers to artificially inflate and manipulate prices, reduce competition and unreasonably restrain trade for generic drugs sold nationwide.