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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

June 23, 2016

Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement regarding Congressional consideration of GMO labeling legislation

“Our small state has been a pioneer in pushing vigorously for the rights of consumers to know what’s in their food. Our labeling law is set to take effect on July 1. It appears Congress has struck a deal that would preempt our law and replace it with a flawed national labeling standard.  While in concept a national standard makes sense, I have deep concerns with the provisions in this legislation. read moreRead more

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