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July 01, 2016

Gov. Shumlin Urges Vermonters to Tell America #WeLabeledGMOs

Montpelier – On the day that Vermont’s first-in-the-nation GMO labeling law goes into effect, Gov. Peter Shumlin urged supporters to take to social media to show the rest of America how common sense labeling can work. The Governor also urged supporters nationwide to urge Congress to abandon its efforts to undermine Vermont’s law. read moreRead more

June 30, 2016

Raymond James Settles Administrative Enforcement Matter with DFR

Commissioner Susan L. Donegan announced today that the Department of Financial Regulation (DFR) has reached a $5.95 million settlement with the securities broker-dealer firm Raymond James and Associates Inc. Read more

June 30, 2016

Printed Muzzleloader Antlerless Deer Permit Applications Available

Vermont's muzzleloader season antlerless deer hunting permit applications are on Vermont Fish & Wildlife's website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com), and now printed applications are also available from license agents statewide. Read more

June 30, 2016

Gov. Shumlin Celebrates Vermont’s Universal Pre-K Law

Montpelier – June 30, 2016 – Gov. Peter Shumlin today celebrated a law that guarantees access to pre-kindergarten for all three and four year olds in Vermont. The law, which the Governor signed in 2014, goes into effect July 1 and will ensure all Vermont kids have access to Pre-K this coming school year. Vermont is the first state in America to guarantee access to Pre-K for all three and four year olds. read moreRead more

June 29, 2016

Vermont Agency of Agriculture Announces Adjusted Fee Schedule

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets (VAAFM) has announced its adjusted fee schedule, which has been approved by the legislature and will go into effect July 1, 2016. The new fee schedule is available online at http://agriculture.vermont.gov/licensing-registration/fees. Read more

June 28, 2016

Wells Fargo Pays DFR $300,000 in Penalties for Misguiding Client

The State of Vermont will receive $300,000 from Wells Fargo Advisors as the result of a recent investigation conducted by the Department of Financial Regulation. Commissioner Susan L. Donegan announced today that Wells Fargo will pay an administrative penalty of $270,000 to the general fund, $15,000 to reimburse the department for the cost of the investigation and $15,000 to the department's education and training fund. Read more

June 28, 2016

Vermont Parks Forever Helps Foster Families Visit State Parks

Vermont Parks Forever - the nonprofit foundation for Vermont State Parks- has raised $3,000 to purchase state park passes for 100 foster families. The passes give families free day access to state parks and help ensure children and youth in foster care are able to experience all that Vermont State Parks have to offer. Read more

June 27, 2016

Deer Age Report Available on Fish & Wildlife Website

A report summarizing deer age results from the 2015 hunting seasons is now available on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department's website www.vtfishandwildlife.com. Read more

June 27, 2016

Results are in: Trash is Down, Recycling is UP!

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced that trash disposal throughout the state decreased 5 percent, while the recycling rate has increased from 33 percent to 35 percent since the new recycling services and requirements went into effect in July 2015. Over the past year, the Vermont Foodbank has also seen an increase in fresh food donations and in 2016, they estimate over 4 million pounds of food will be rescued from producers and retailers in Vermont, a 60 percent increase over 2015. Read more

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