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Vermont Governor Phil Scott

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Gov. Phil Scott is a native Vermonter who grew up in Barre, and is a graduate of Spaulding High School and the University of Vermont. In 2000, he was elected to the Vermont Senate, where he represented Washington County for five terms. During his 10-year service in the Senate, he was Vice Chair of the Transportation Committee and Chair of the Institutions Committee. Phil was elected Vermont's 79th Lieutenant Governor in 2010, serving until January, 2017.

Throughout his years of public service, Phil has listened to, and learned from Vermonters, and is always willing to roll up his sleeves to help make a difference in people's lives. As Lt. Governor, he launched the Everyday Jobs Initiative, and Vermont Economy Pitch sessions, for the opportunity to learn from Vermont's employers and workers. And in 2011, in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, he organized the removal and disposal of mobile homes around the state, which were destroyed by the flood, all at no cost to homeowners and without spending any taxpayer dollars.

Through the Everyday Jobs Initiative, Phil has worked in 35 different professions around the state - working alongside a host of professionals and business owners, from manufacturing floor technicians and beekeepers to emergency room workers and second grade teachers. The Vermont Economy Pitch sessions, started in January 2015, provided businesspeople the platform to pitch ideas directly to legislators on how to improve Vermont's business climate. Many ideas from those sessions were introduced into the 2015 legislative session, several of them passed into law.

Phil is also active in community service projects. In 2005, he founded the Wheels for Warmth program, through which Vermonters donate tires they no longer need. The tires that meet state inspection standards are offered for resale at affordable prices, with all proceeds benefiting heating fuel assistance programs. More than $ $367,000 has been raised in total, and tires that are not reusable are recycled.

In September of 2015, Phil announced his intention to run for Governor, noting:

"I've made this decision because I believe too many families and employers are on the economic edge. For them to thrive and our state to prosper we must revitalize the fundamentals of a strong, healthy economy that expands the middle class, lifts wages, and attracts working families, entrepreneurs and new jobs... It is time for Vermont to move forward, beginning with a change in the Governor's office...I will be a steady hand at the helm, provide balanced leadership that values listening, stand up for working families and confront our crisis of affordability in meaningful ways. Practical leadership that is in touch with the needs of everyday families and small businesses will rebuild faith and trust in government and move Vermont forward in very positive ways."

For more than thirty years, Phil was a co-owner of his family construction business, and raced the #14 car at Barre's Thunder Road for more than two decades. He has the most career wins as a Late Model driver at the track. He's also an avid cyclist, logging more than 4,000 miles in the last year alone.

Phil lives in Berlin with his wife Diana McTeague Scott and their two dogs, a spoiled golden retriever and a loving black lab. He has two grown daughters, Erica and Rachael.

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Action Taken by Governor Phil Scott on Legislation - June 12, 2024

Montpelier, VT - Governor Phil Scott announced action on the following bills, passed by the General Assembly. On June 12th, Governor Scott signed bills of the following titles: H.173, An act relating to prohibiting manipulating a child…

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Action Taken by Governor Phil Scott on Legislation - June 10, 2024

Montpelier, VT. - Governor Phil Scott announced action on the following bills, passed by the General Assembly. On June 10, Governor Scott signed bills of the following titles: H.626, An act relating to animal welfare H.780, An act…

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Statement in Honor of the 80th Anniversary of D-Day

"This day, 80 years ago, was a turning point in World War II as American and Allied forces began the liberation of Europe. The acts of heroism and sacrifices made by so many brave service members, on D-Day and throughout World War II, will never be…

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Action Taken by Governor Phil Scott on Legislation - June 6, 2024

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott announced action on the following bills, passed by the General Assembly. On June 4, Governor Scott signed bills of the following titles: H.622, An act relating to emergency medical services H.870,…

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Action Taken by Governor Phil Scott on Legislation - June 6, 2024 -- Additional Bills

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott announced action on the following bill, passed by the General Assembly. Action on additional bills will be taken later today. On June 6, Governor Scott returned without signature and vetoed H.887, An act…

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Governor Phil Scott and Vermont Bond Bank Launch Rural Water Infrastructure Funding Program with $6.8 Million ARPA Funding

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) on June 4th, announced an award of $6.8 million to the Vermont Bond Bank. This American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding will launch the Small System…

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Governor Phil Scott Appoints Aliena Gerhard as Lamoille County State's Attorney

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott on June 4th, announced the appointment of Aliena Gerhard as state’s attorney for Lamoille County, replacing former state’s attorney, Todd Shove. “As acting states attorney, Aliena has…

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Action Taken by Governor Phil Scott on Legislation - June 4, 2024

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott announced action on the following bills, passed by the General Assembly. On June 4, Governor Scott signed bills of the following titles: H.614, An act relating to land improvement fraud and timber…

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Money Available to Vermont Municipalities to Protect Against Future Flooding at No Cost to Towns

Governor Scott and Vermont Emergency Management announced on June 3rd, $90 million of federal funding is now available to Vermont municipalities to implement hazard mitigation measures that reduce future flood risk. These funds are available to all…

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Action Taken by Governor Phil Scott on Legislation - June 3, 2024

Governor Phil Scott announced action on the following bills, passed by the General Assembly. On June 3, Governor Scott signed bills of the following titles: H.546, An act relating to administrative and policy changes to tax laws H.657, An act…

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Statement from Governor Phil Scott on the Passing of Senator Dick Sears

Governor Phil Scott on June 2nd, issued the following statement: “I am saddened to learn of the passing of Senator Dick Sears. Senator Sears was already in the Senate when I arrived as a freshman in 2001. We served together for many years…

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Action Taken by Governor Phil Scott on Legislation - May 30, 2024

On May 30, Governor Scott signed bills of the following titles: H.233, An act relating to licensure and regulation of pharmacy benefit managers H.503, An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the Town of St. Johnsbury H.534,…

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Action Taken by Governor Phil Scott on Legislation - May 29, 2024

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott announced action on the following bills, passed by the General Assembly. On May 29, Governor Scott signed bills of the following titles: H.862, An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of…

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Governor Phil Scott and Interim Education Secretary Zoie Saunders Announce Afterschool Grant Recipients

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott and Interim Education Secretary Zoie Saunders on May 29th, announced the recipients of this year’s afterschool grant awards. This $3.5 million grant program was established to expand and create new…

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Governor Phil Scott Announces New Grants to Fund Transformational Tourism Initiatives

Governor Phil Scott and the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing on May 28th, announced applications are now being accepted for Transformational Tourism, Events, and Regional Marketing (T-TERM) grants. These grants are funded by the U.S.…

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Action Taken by Governor Phil Scott on Legislation - May 28, 2024

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott announced action on the following bills, passed by the General Assembly. On May 28, Governor Scott signed bills of the following titles: S.159, An act relating to the County and Regional Governance Study…

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Transcript: Governor Scott Details His Approach to Bills Coming to His Desk

Montpelier, Vt. – At his weekly press conference Wednesday, Governor Phil Scott discussed his decision-making on bills coming to his desk. He highlighted the challenge of balancing benefits, costs and risks, his Administration’s efforts…

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Governor Phil Scott Appoints Andy Julow to Vermont Senate

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott on May 21st, announced his appointment of Andy Julow, of North Hero, to fill the vacant Grand Isle district Senate seat. Julow replaces Richard T. Mazza, who resigned last month after serving 39 years in…

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Eligible Vermont School Children to Receive Financial Support for Summer Meals

Berlin, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott and the Vermont agencies of Human Services and Education on May 21st, announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved Vermont’s Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer (SEBT) plan to help…

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Action Taken by Governor Phil Scott on Legislation - May 20, 2024

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott announced action on the following bills, passed by the General Assembly. Reflecting on the bills coming to his desk this year, Governor Scott said: “Over the last few years, I’ve tried to meet…

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Governor Phil Scott Announces Departure of Administration Secretary Kristin Clouser

Montpelier, VT -- Governor Phil Scott on May 17th, announced that Secretary Kristin Clouser will be leaving her role leading the Agency of Administration next week. Secretary Clouser was first appointed by Governor Scott as deputy secretary of the…

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Governor Phil Scott Names Amanda Wheeler Press Secretary

Montpelier, VT – Governor Phil Scott on May 17th, named Amanda Wheeler, of Bradford, as his press secretary, effective Monday, May 20. She will now serve as the primary contact for press inquiries for the Governor’s Office. Wheeler has…

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Transcript: Governor Phil Scott Delivers 2024 Adjournment Address

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott on May 11th, delivered his annual adjournment address to lawmakers. A transcript of the Senate-version of Governor’s remarks as prepared can be found below: Governor Scott: Mr. President, Pro Tem.…

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Governor Phil Scott Appoints Abbey Duke to the House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott on May 6th, announced his appointment of Abbey Duke, of Burlington, to fill the vacant Chittenden-17 seat in the Vermont House of Representatives. Duke replaces Emma Mulvaney-Stanak, who resigned last month…

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Statement from Governor Phil Scott on Interim Secretary Zoie Saunders

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott on April 30th, issued the following statement: “I believe Vermont’s public education system has the potential to be the best in the nation, attracting the families we need to revitalize working…

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Vermont’s First Federally Funded EV Fast Chargers Now Operational

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott, Vermont’s congressional delegation, the Vermont Agency of Transportation (AOT), top officials from the Federal Highway Administration and Joint Office of Energy and Transportation, and cabinet members, on…

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Statement from Governor Phil Scott on the House Property Tax Bill

Montpelier, VT – Governor Phil Scott on April 18th, issued the following statement in response to the yield bill passed by House Ways & Means, which will lead to a painful property tax increase for Vermonters: “Vermonters already…

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Music Drives Us Launches New Grant Program in Partnership with Vermont

Montpelier, VT - Governor Phil Scott and Ernie Boch Jr. on April 15th, announced the launch of a new grant program aimed at supporting music programs in Vermont schools. The program will be run in coordination with Mr. Boch’s foundation, Music…

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Governor Phil Scott and the State of Vermont Fully Committed to Vermont’s Cutting-Edge V-GaN Tech Hub

Berlin, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott On April 9 reiterated his strong support for Vermont’s Tech Hub V-GaN by devoting resources to transform the Green Mountain State into a world leader in Gallium Nitride (GaN) semiconductors. “This…

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Statement from Governor Phil Scott on the Resignation of Senator Richard T. Mazza

Berlin, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott On April 8 issued the following statement following the resignation of his good friend and mentor, Senator Richard T. Mazza, after 42 years of service in Montpelier, including the last 39 representing…

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Governor Phil Scott Announces $29.25 Million in Grants to Reduce Pollution from Combined Sewer Overflows

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) On April 2 announced $29.25 million in grants to improve municipal combined sewer infrastructure and reduce pollution in Vermont’s streams and lakes. …

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Governor Phil Scott Celebrates Success of VHIP as State Launches VHIP 2.0

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Scott and the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) are celebrating the success of more than three years of the Vermont Housing Improvement Program (VHIP) as DHCD launches VHIP 2.0. …

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Action Taken by Governor Phil Scott on Legislation - May 10, 2023

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott announced action on the following bills, passed by the General Assembly. On May 10, Governor Scott signed bills of the following titles: H.89, An act relating to civil and criminal procedures concerning…

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Governor Phil Scott Announces BIPOC Business and Workforce Development Program

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott and the Department of Economic Development (DED), alongside the Vermont Professionals of Color Network (VT PoC), announced a new partnership to provide technical assistance and development services to…

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Statement from Governor Scott on S.5

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement on the Senate's vote on S.5, imposing a clean heat standard: “Unfortunately, the Senate has chosen to override my veto on S.5, but I want to thank the bipartisan…

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Action Taken by Governor Phil Scott on Legislation - May 8, 2023

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott announced action on the following bills, passed by the General Assembly. On May 8, Governor Scott signed bills of the following titles: S.3, An act relating to prohibiting paramilitary training camps…

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Governor Phil Scott Announces Over $1 Million in Grants Supporting Downtown and Village Revitalization Efforts

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott and the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) today announced awards of over $1 million in Downtown Transportation Fund grants to support seven projects in Designated Downtowns and…

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Governor Phil Scott Announced $5.6 Million to 193 Vermont Households to Fix Failed Wells or Septic Systems

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced $5.6 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to help 193 low- to moderate-income Vermont households repair or replace…

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Governor Scott Addresses Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce

Springfield, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today addressed a luncheon hosted by the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce. The Governor discussed his priorities as the legislative session enters its final weeks. “To restore the…

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Governor Phil Scott Appoints 42 Vermonters to State Boards and Commissions

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced that he appointed 42 individuals in April to State boards and commissions. Boards and commissions serve an important role in state government, giving Vermonters numerous opportunities to…

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Statement from Governor Phil Scott on S.5

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement: “From the start of this conversation, I have clearly, and repeatedly, said I agree we need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, including in the thermal sector.…

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Governor Phil Scott Announces Five Additional Brownfield Cleanup Awards Totaling $3.97 Million in Commitments

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) today announced five additional awards and another $3.97 million have been committed to remediate brownfields sites across the state. “This…

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Statement from Governor Phil Scott on the Senate Budget

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement: “In January, I presented a balanced budget that made critical investments in people and communities, provided much needed tax relief for working families and the…

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Governor Phil Scott Announces Second Round of Approved Community Recovery and Revitalization Program Project Applications

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) today announced the second round of approved Community Recovery and Revitalization Program (CRRP) grant applications for projects that spur…

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Statement from Governor Phil Scott on the Passage of S.5

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement: “Today, the House of Representatives passed S.5, which I believe will have significant impacts on Vermonters by orchestrating a system that will give people two…

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Governor Scott Visits Vermont's Largest Career Fair, Talks Workforce and Affordability

City of Essex Junction, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today visited Vermont’s Largest Career Fair at the Champlain Valley Exposition, where he met with dozens of employers and job seekers. The event, sponsored by Associated General…

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Governor Phil Scott Calls for Focus on Communities and People

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement: “In my Inaugural Address, I asked legislators to join me to make the most of the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity we have as a result of historic federal funds…

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Action Taken by Governor Phil Scott on Legislation - April 18, 2023

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott announced action on the following bills, passed by the General Assembly. On April 18, Governor Scott signed the following bills: H.28, An act relating to diversion and expungement H.466, An act relating…

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Governor Phil Scott Announces Forests, Parks, and Recreation Commissioner Appointment

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced the appointment of Danielle (Danny) Fitzko as commissioner of the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR). Fitzko has served as interim commissioner since January 2023, and has…

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Governor Phil Scott Appoints Two Superior Court Judges

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced his appointment of two Vermont Superior Court Judges: Robert Katims of Hinesburg and H. Dickson Corbett of East Thetford. “As I have often said, appointed judges is one of the most…

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Transcript: Remarks from Governor Phil Scott's Weekly Press Conference

Montpelier, Vt. – At his weekly press conference today, Governor Phil Scott addressed areas of agreement with the Legislature and paths forward to responsibly achieve common goals. A transcript of opening remarks from Governor Scott can be…

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Governor Phil Scott Highlights Importance of Strengthening Vermont's Communities with Investment In Housing, Economic Development, Infrastructure and More

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott has signed a proclamation declaring April 11-15 Community Development Week. The designation and proclamation focus on the success and impact of the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program,…

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Governor Phil Scott Welcomes First Lady Jill Biden to Vermont for Investing in America Tour

South Burlington, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott today joined the First Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden, and U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona at BETA Technologies in South Burlington as part of the Biden Administration’s…

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Governor Phil Scott Appoints 85 Vermonters to State Boards and Commissions

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced he’s appointed 85 individuals to State boards and commissions this month. Boards and commissions serve an important role in state government, giving Vermonters numerous…

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Transcript: Governor Phil Scott Reacts to House Budget at Weekly Press Conference

Montpelier, Vt. – At his weekly press conference today, Governor Phil Scott and his Cabinet commented on the proposed House budget. A transcript of opening remarks from Governor Scott can be found below, and you can watch the press…

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Statement from Governor Phil Scott on House Paid Family Leave Bill

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott issued the following statement regarding the paid family leave bill being considered by the House: “It’s important to know, I support universal access to paid family and medical leave. That’s…

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Governor Phil Scotts Announces Municipal Planning Grant Awards

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott and the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) today announced the support of 29 municipal planning projects totaling $598,997 dollars. Municipal Planning Grants support a range of…

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Governor Phil Scott Announces Winners of Downtown and Village Center Tax Incentives

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) today announced over $860,000 in funding supporting rehabilitation and revitalization projects throughout Vermont’s designated downtown and…

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Governor Phil Scott Announces $2.8 Million in ARPA Awards for Wastewater Pretreatment

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Wastewater Program today announced $2.8 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) awards to help municipalities and companies improve their wastewater…

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Disaster Declaration Approved for Eight Vermont Counties

Montpelier, Vt. March 21 – Governor Phil Scott, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Peter Welch, and Representative Becca Balint today announced that President Joseph Biden has declared a Major Disaster for Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle,…

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Statement from the Scott Administration on Community Revitalization

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Scott and members of the Cabinet participated in several events Monday as part of their work to revitalize communities across the state, including a public safety and human services summit in Bennington, forums in…

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Governor Phil Scott Announces Departure of Education Secretary Dan French

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott today announced that Secretary Dan French will be leaving his job leading the Vermont Agency of Education next month to take a senior leadership role at the Council of Chief State School Officers.…

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Governor Phil Scott Appoints Melanie Carpenter to Lamoille-2 House Seat

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott today announced that he has appointed Melanie Carpenter, of Hyde Park, to the vacant Lamoille-2 seat in the House of Representatives. Carpenter replaces former Rep. Kate Donnally, who resigned last month.…

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Governor Phil Scott Announces First Approved Community Recovery and Revitalization Program Project Applications

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott and Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) today announced the first round of approved grant applications for projects that spur economic recovery through the Community Recovery and Revitalization…

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Governor Phil Scott Appoints 106 Vermonters to State Boards and Commissions

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced he’s appointed 106 individuals to State boards and commissions in January and February of 2023. Boards and commissions serve an important role in state government, giving Vermonters…

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Governor Phil Scott Announces the Opening of Applications for Municipal Energy Resilience Grants

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott and the Department of Buildings and General Services (BGS) today announced the opening of applications for the new $45 million Municipal Energy Resilience Program (MERP). To kick-off this initiative, covered…

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TRANSCRIPT: Governor Phil Scott, Secretary Julie Moore Address S.5 at Weekly Press Conference

Montpelier, Vt. – At his weekly press conference today, Governor Phil Scott and Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore discussed S.5, which is currently before the Senate. They addressed the potential significant financial hardship the…

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Governor Phil Scott Highlights Long-Term Economic Impact and Community Benefits of Securing State Matching Funds in the FY24 Budget

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott, Secretaries Julie Moore and Joe Flynn, and community leaders today highlighted the importance of securing the $150 million dollars in federal match funding, proposed in the Governor’s fiscal year 2024…

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Governor Phil Scott Requests Major Disaster Declaration For December 2022 Storm

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott has made a formal request for federal disaster funds to assist communities and public utilities recover costs for repairs and power restoration following the December 22-24, 2022, winter storm. The request seeks…

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Governor Phil Scott Announces Key Leadership Appointments at the Department for Children and Families

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott today announced he appointed Chris Winters, of Berlin, as commissioner of the Department for Children and Families (DCF). Winters will replace Interim Commissioner Harry Chen, M.D., who has served since October.…

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DON'T QUIT! Fitness Campaign Launches in Vermont

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott and Jake “Body by Jake” Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils (NFGFC), announced today that NFGFC has selected the State of Vermont for its 2023…

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Governor Phil Scott Announces New Program to Help Revitalize Manufactured Home Communities

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott and the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) announced the launch of the Manufactured Home Improvement and Repair Program (MHIR), offering financial assistance to manufactured home communities…

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Statement from Governor Phil Scott in Response to False Public Safety Reports

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement in response to false reports of active shooters at schools in Vermont: “These calls were a hoax—an act of terrorism designed to create chaos and stoke…

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Governor Phil Scott Announces $12.6 Million in Healthy Homes Initiative Awards

Montpelier, VT - Governor Phil Scott and the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) today announced $12.6 million in Healthy Homes Initiative awards to help 36 manufactured housing communities (also known as mobile home parks) repair, replace, and…

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TRANSCRIPT: Remarks from Governor Phil Scott Weekly Press Conference on Civility and Respect

Montpelier, Vt. – At his weekly press conference today, Governor Phil Scott addressed concerning incidents seen at youth sporting events over the past several months, and the need for everyone to work to be better role models. A transcript…

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Statement from Governor Phil Scott on the Anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement marking the 30th anniversary of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act: “This week marks the 30th anniversary of the enactment of the Family and Medical Leave…

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State Prepares for Extreme Cold Conditions

Montpelier, Vt. - The National Weather Service is warning of extremely cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills on Friday and Saturday (February 3-4). These temperatures have the potential to pose a danger to health and property. A Wind Chill…

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Governor Phil Scott Appoints Farzana Leyva Orleans County State's Attorney

Montpelier, Vt.- Governor Phil Scott today announced the appointment of Farzana Leyva, of Westfield, as Orleans County state’s attorney. Farzana has served as acting state’s attorney since Governor Scott appointed former state’s…

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Over $300,000 in Grants Awarded to Rehabilitate Vermont Landmarks and Historic Buildings

Over $300,000 in Grants Awarded to Rehabilitate Vermont Landmarks and Historic Buildings Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott, the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation (VDHP) and the Vermont Advisory Council on Historic Preservation…

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Vermont Businesses to See Decrease in Workers' Compensation Insurance for Record Seventh Year in a Row

Vermont Businesses to See Decrease in Workers' Compensation Insurance for Record Seventh Year in a Row Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott and Department of Financial Regulation (DFR) Commissioner Kevin Gaffney today announced that…

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Action Taken by Governor Phil Scott on Legislation-January 25,2023

Action Taken by Governor Phil Scott on Legislation-January 25,2023 Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott announced action on the following bill, passed by the General Assembly. On January 25, Governor Scott signed a bill of the following…

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Governor Phil Scott Delivers Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Address

Governor Phil Scott Delivers Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Address Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott today delivered his seventh budget address to the General Assembly, taking advantage of historic surpluses to make strategic investments in areas…

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Governor Phil Scott Announces Agency of Digital Services Leadership Appointments

Governor Phil Scott Announces Agency of Digital Services Leadership Appointments Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott today announced he has appointed Shawn Nailor as secretary and chief information officer (CIO) of the Agency of Digital…

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Governor Phil Scott Delivers Fourth Inaugural Address

Governor Phil Scott Delivers Fourth Inaugural Address Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott today was sworn in to his fourth term as Governor of Vermont and delivered his Inaugural Address to a joint session of General Assembly. The Governor…

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Governor Scott Announces $3.9 Million in Community Development Block Grant Awards

Governor Scott Announces $3.9 Million in Community Development Block Grant Awards Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott and the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) today announced $3.9 million in Community Development Block…

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Governor Phil Scott Appoints 52 to State Boards and Commissions

Governor Phil Scott Appoints 52 to State Boards and Commissions Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced he’s appointed 52 individuals to State boards and commissions in November and the first half of December. Boards…

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Governor Phil Scott, Secretary of State Jim Condos Formally Enroll Proposition 2 and Proposition 5 into Vermont Constitution

Governor Phil Scott, Secretary of State Jim Condos Formally Enroll Proposition 2 and Proposition 5 into Vermont Constitution Montpelier, VT – Today Vermont Governor Phil Scott issued two proclamations announcing the ratification and…

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Governor Scott's Annual Tree Cutting Celebrates Vermont's Christmas Tree Industry

Governor Scott's Annual Tree Cutting Celebrates Vermont's Christmas Tree Industry Essex, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott and Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts visited White’s Tree Farm in Essex today to celebrate the arrival of the 2022…

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Transcript: Remarks from Governor Phil Scott at Annual State House Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Transcript: Remarks from Governor Phil Scott at Annual State House Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Montpelier, Vt. – Last night, Governor Phil Scott was joined by hundreds of Vermonters for the annual State House Christmas Tree Lighting…

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Governor Phil Scott Launches Voluntary Paid Family and Medical Leave Program

Governor Phil Scott Launches Voluntary Paid Family and Medical Leave Program Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott today announced that the State of Vermont has hired The Hartford to create the Vermont Family and Medical Leave Insurance Plan…

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Statement from Governor Phil Scott on Major Law Enforcement Action in Springfield

Statement from Governor Phil Scott on Major Law Enforcement Action in Springfield Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement following Wednesday’s major law enforcement action in Springfield:…

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Statement from Governor Phil Scott on Potential Rail Shutdown

Statement from Governor Phil Scott on Potential Rail Shutdown Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement on the potential national rail shutdown: “A rail shutdown would severely disrupt the flow of…

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Governor Phil Scott Announces Launch of $40 Million Community Recovery and Revitalization Program

Governor Phil Scott Announces Launch of $40 Million Community Recovery and Revitalization Program St. Johnsbury, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) today announced the launch of the $40M…

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Statement from Governor Phil Scott for Thanksgiving

Statement from Governor Phil Scott for Thanksgiving Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement for the 2022 Thanksgiving holiday: “Thanksgiving is always an important time to reflect on all we have, and after two years of…

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Governor Phil Scott and the Office of Racial Equity Promote IDEAL Vermont

Governor Phil Scott and the Office of Racial Equity Promote IDEAL Vermont Governor Phil Scott and the Office of Racial Equity today promoted a new state initiative that encourages and supports municipalities across the state in their efforts to…

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Statement from Governor Phil Scott on the Passing of Rep. John Palasik

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement: “I am saddened to learn of the passing of Representative John Palasik this morning. Rep. Palasik was a committed public servant, devoting his career to helping…

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Statement from Governor Phil Scott on Veterans Day

Statement from Governor Phil Scott on Veterans Day Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement: “Today we honor the thousands of Vermonters – and millions of Americans – who have dedicated so…

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Governor Scott Announces $228,000 Apprenticeship Grant, Highlights The Importance Of Apprenticeship Programs

Governor Scott Announces $228,000 Apprenticeship Grant, Highlights The Importance Of Apprenticeship Programs Brattleboro, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott and the Vermont Department of Labor visited G.S. Precision on Thursday to announce a more…

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Statement from Governor Phil Scott in Response to Guilty Verdicts in State vs. Gurung

Statement from Governor Phil Scott in Response to Guilty Verdicts in State vs. Gurung Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement in response to the guilty verdicts delivered in State vs. Gurung. This case was…

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Governor Phil Scott Announces Seven Additional Brownfield Cleanup Awards Totaling $2.15M in Commitments

Governor Phil Scott Announces Seven Additional Brownfield Cleanup Awards Totaling $2.15M in Commitments Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) announced today that seven additional…

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Governor Phil Scott Appoints 33 Vermonters to Boards and Commissions in October

Governor Phil Scott Appoints 33 Vermonters to Boards and Commissions in October Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced he’s appointed 33 Vermonters to State boards and commissions during the month of October. Boards…

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Dispose of Unwanted Medications Safely on Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Dispose of Unwanted Medications Safely on Prescription Drug Take Back Day Montpelier, Vt. - Vermonters will get a chance this Saturday, October 29, to dispose of unused, unwanted and expired medications easily and safely at 55 locations…

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Governor Phil Scott Announces Release of Nearly $30 Million for Village Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced that nearly $30 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, appropriated for the village water and wastewater (VWWW) initiative,…

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Governor Phil Scott, Department of Labor, and McClure Foundation Announce ‘Vermont’s Most Promising Jobs'

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott, the Vermont Department of Labor (VDOL) and the McClure Foundation announced the release of Vermont’s Most Promising Jobs, a list assembled by VDOL and McClure that includes more than 50 occupations…

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Governor Phil Scott Announces Executive Branch Leadership Appointments

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced three key executive branch appointments: Dr. Harry Chen as interim commissioner of the Department for Children and Families (DCF) in the Agency of Human Services (AHS); Sean Brown as chief…

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Governor Phil Scott, Community Partners Promote Button Up Vermont Campaign

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott and leadership from Efficiency Vermont and VGS today held a press conference in Montpelier to promote the Button Up Vermont campaign, an effort to help Vermonters prepare their homes to maximize energy…

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Governor Phil Scott Highlights Careers in Construction Month

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott was joined by students and industry leaders at his weekly press conference today to proclaim October as Careers in Construction Month in Vermont, recognizing the many career opportunities within the…

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Governor Phil Scott Announces Winners of Over $4 Million in Downtown and Village Center Tax Incentives

Governor Phil Scott Announces Winners of Over $4 Million in Downtown and Village Center Tax Incentives Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) today announced over $4 million in…

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Transcripts: Governor Scott, Commissioner Hanford, Community Partners Discuss Vermont Housing Improvement Program In Rutland County

Transcripts: Governor Scott, Commissioner Hanford, Community Partners Discuss Vermont Housing Improvement Program In Rutland County West Rutland, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott and Housing and Community Development Commissioner Josh Hanford today…

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Governor Phil Scott Announces Launch of Short-Term Forgivable Loan Program

Governor Phil Scott Announces Launch of Short-Term Forgivable Loan Program Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott, the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD), and the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) today announced…

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TRANSCRIPTS: Governor Scott, Secretary Kurrle and Commissioner Goldstein Discuss Montreal Trade Mission

TRANSCRIPTS: Governor Scott, Secretary Kurrle and Commissioner Goldstein Discuss Montreal Trade Mission Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott, Agency of Commerce and Community Development Secretary Lindsay Kurrle and Economic Development…

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Governor Phil Scott Announces Green Mountain Care Board Appointments

Governor Phil Scott Announces Green Mountain Care Board Appointments Governor Phil Scott today announced the appointments of a chair and two members to the Green Mountain Care Board. Owen Foster, of Jericho has been appointed chair, and Dr.…

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Governor Phil Scott Appoints 122 Vermonters to State Boards and Commissions

Governor Phil Scott Appoints 122 Vermonters to State Boards and Commissions Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced he’s appointed 122 Vermonters to State boards and commissions since July. Boards and commissions…

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Governor Phil Scott to Visit Montreal on Two-Day Trade Mission

Governor Phil Scott to Visit Montreal on Two-Day Trade Mission Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott and officials from the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) will be in Montreal, Quebec, September 6-7 to meet with business and…

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Governor Phil Scott Announces Departure of ADS Secretary John Quinn

Governor Phil Scott Announces Departure of ADS Secretary John Quinn Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott today announced that Secretary John Quinn will be leaving his role leading the Vermont Agency of Digital Services (ADS) later this month to…

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Governor Phil Scott Appoints Dee Barbic Director of Violence Prevention

Governor Phil Scott Appoints Dee Barbic Director of Violence Prevention Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott announced today the appointment of Dee Barbic, a retired Vermont State Police (VSP) lieutenant, as Vermont’s first director of…

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Governor Scott, Secretary Moore Highlight Water Infrastructure Investments in Royalton

Governor Scott, Secretary Moore Highlight Water Infrastructure Investments in Royalton Royalton, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott and Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore today visited the Royalton Water Treatment Facility project and…

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Federal Government Approves Expanded Coverage in Vermont's Essential Health Benefits Benchmark Plan

Federal Government Approves Expanded Coverage in Vermont's Essential Health Benefits Benchmark Plan Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott today announced that starting in 2024, individual and small group health plans will cover one set of…

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Transcript: Governor Scott Highlights the Trades and Investments in CTE

Transcript: Governor Scott Highlights the Trades and Investments in CTE Hyde Park, Vt – At his weekly media briefing, Governor Phil Scott highlighted available Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, new state investments in the…

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Governor Phil Scott Issues 10-Point Public Safety Enhancement and Violence Prevention Action Plan Framework

Governor Phil Scott Issues 10-Point Public Safety Enhancement and Violence Prevention Action Plan Framework Governor Phil Scott today issued his 10-point public safety enhancement and violence prevention action plan, laying out the framework of…

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Federal "Inflation Reduction Act" Should Reduce Health Care Costs for Many Vermonters

Federal "Inflation Reduction Act" Should Reduce Health Care Costs for Many Vermonters Governor Phil Scott today announced that the federal Inflation Reduction Act will help mitigate rising health care costs for many Vermonters, particularly…

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Governor Phil Scott Announces Over $2 Million in Grants Supporting Downtown Revitalization Efforts

Governor Phil Scott Announces Over $2 Million in Grants Supporting Downtown Revitalization Efforts Montpelier, Vt. – Governor PhilScott and the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) announced awards of over $2 million in…

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Governor Phil Scott Announces $1 Million Awarded for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Multiunit Properties

Governor Phil Scott Announces $1 Million Awarded for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Multiunit Properties Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott announced today that the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has…

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Governor Phil Scott Announces More Than $2 Million in Community Development Block Grant Awards

Governor Phil Scott Announces More Than $2 Million in Community Development Block Grant Awards Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced recipients of $2.22 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) federal funding…

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Governor Phil Scott Announces Additional $3.5M in Approved Capital Investment Program Project Applications

Governor Phil Scott Announces Additional $3.5M in Approved Capital Investment Program Project Applications Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) today announced the second wave of…

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Governor Phil Scott Announces $57.9 Million Investment, Creating an Unprecedented Level of Venture Capital for Vermont Entrepreneurs

Governor Phil Scott Announces $57.9 Million Investment, Creating an Unprecedented Level of Venture Capital for Vermont Entrepreneurs Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott, the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) and the…

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Vermont Adopts 9-8-8 Phone Number for Mental Health Support and Crisis

Vermont Adopts 9-8-8 Phone Number for Mental Health Support and Crisis Starting July 16, Vermont is launching the 9-8-8 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. Callers will be immediately connected to compassionate, caring counselors who are trained to…

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Statement From Governor Phil Scott on the Passing of Representative Warren Kitzmiller

Statement From Governor Phil Scott on the Passing of Representative Warren Kitzmiller Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement regarding the death of Representative Warren Kitzmiller: “I am saddened to learn Rep.…

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Governor Phil Scott Announces Department of Financial Regulation Leadership Appointments

Governor Phil Scott Announces Department of Financial Regulation Leadership Appointments Governor Phil Scott has appointed Kevin Gaffney as commissioner of the Department of Financial Regulation (DFR) and Emily Brown as the Department’s…

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Governor Phil Scott Formally Proclaims Constitutional Amendment Proposal 5 Will Appear On November Ballot

Governor Phil Scott Formally Proclaims Constitutional Amendment Proposal 5 Will Appear On November Ballot Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today formally provided public notice to Vermonters that Proposal 5, a proposed amendment to…

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Governor Phil Scott Announces New Vermont License Plates Now Available For Decorated Veterans

Governor Phil Scott Announces New Vermont License Plates Now Available For Decorated Veterans Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott, the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs (OVA) announced today…

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