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Speaker Symington's Statement on Economic Stimulus Plan

Wed, 04/30/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Speaker Symington's Statement on Economic Stimulus Plan
May 1, 2008
Addressing the bipartisan Committee on Economic Recovery and Opportunity today, Speaker Gaye Symington delivered the following
statement:
"I would just like to begin by thanking you for your work. You've brought good thinking and good questions to this effort and have improved the material that has been put before us and I thank you for that.

IBEW Local 300 Sponsors Thunder Road Race Car

Mon, 04/28/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

South Burlington, Vt. (April 29, 2008) The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 300 will once again sponsor the 74 Racing Teams Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS.
The car, driven by 25-year race veteran Jerry Lesage, competes in the Late Model Division at Thunder Road, a renowned short track speedway in Barre. Lesage carries a four-person pit crew that includes IBEW Local 300 member Paul Weston.

Legislature, business scuffle over Yankee, health, housing

Sun, 04/27/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Legislature, business scuffle over Yankee, health, housing
by Art Edelstein
A variety of issues emerged from the 2008 legislative session of particular interest to Vermont's business community. The cost of workers' compensation, energy and the decommissioning of Vermont Yankee, health care, the declining quality of roads and bridges and the cross border passport issue are among several that came up in discussion with members of the Legislature and business leaders.

VTrans schedules $130 million in construction projects for 2008 season

Sun, 04/27/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

VTrans schedules $130 million in construction projects for 2008 season
MONTPELIER – Vermont Agency of Transportation Secretary Neale Lunderville announced April 28, 2008, that VTrans in 2008 will spend about $130 million on road, bridge, culvert and highway safety construction projects statewide.
The money will fund the completion of 24 projects that began in prior years that were buttoned up for the winter, as well as fund 47 new projects that will begin sometime during the upcoming construction season.

Convening Kicks Off Statewide Discussion on Entrepreneurship

Thu, 04/24/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Fifty-five entrepreneurs, educators, policy leaders, and economic development professionals from around the state met on April 16th at the Vermont Tech Enterprise Center in Randolph to discuss how to better coordinate efforts and resources to boost entrepreneurship in Vermont.

The Convening was a follow up to Vermont Entrepreneurship Week festivities in February, the highlight of which was the proclamation of the week by Governor Douglas at the Statehouse.

House passed S. 373, "Full Funding of Decommissioning Costs of a Nuclear Plant."

Wed, 04/23/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Statement by Speaker Symington Regarding the Passage of S. 373, "Full Funding of Decommissioning Costs of a Nuclear Plant."

Today the House passed S. 373, "Full Funding of Decommissioning Costs of a Nuclear Plant." This bill will protect Vermonters from a potential financial risk if the Entergy Corporation sells Vermont Yankee to a highly leveraged company, NewCo.

Tim Kenney Appointed MyWebGrocer's Chief Operating Officer

Wed, 04/23/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

MyWebGrocer Hires First Chief Operating Officer
Colchester VT, 2008: MyWebGrocer announced mid-March the hire of their first Chief Operating Officer, Tim Kenney.

Mr. Kenneys role is to keep daily operations scaling and efficient. Focusing on the strategy of the business, Tim will enable the MyWebGrocer team to reach both its short and long term goals. Kenney will closely monitor the professional services, products, and market commitments to continue the companys rapid growth.

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