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VEPC responds to auditor's VEGI report

Thu, 06/12/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

 
June 12, 2008
 
Contacts:             Karen Marshall, VEPC Chair (802) 343-3740
     Fred Kenney (802) 828-5256
 
Official Statement of VEPC Board Chairwoman Karen Marshall on Auditors VEGI Report
 

The Auditors report is largely favorable and the Vermont Economic Progress Council generally agrees with its facts; however we would take issue with many of the conclusions reached.
 

CVPS begins synchronous condenser project, demand-control effort

Wed, 06/11/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

CVPS begins synchronous condenser project, demand-control effort
WINHALL -- Construction has begun on a new Winhall substation and voltage support equipment known as synchronous condensers to improve electric system reliability in southern Vermont, while a new program is being kicked off to help reduce energy demand by paying large customers to reduce their load.

Manpower named to World's Most Ethical Companies

Wed, 06/11/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Manpower Named to 2008 'World's Most Ethical Companies' List
Burlington, VT June 12, 2008 - Manpower has been named to the second annual World"s Most Ethical Companies list by the Ethisphere Institute. Ethisphere, a think-tank dedicated to the research and promotion of profitable best practices in global governance, business ethics and corporate responsibility, reviewed more than 10,000 companies on six continents to prepare the 2008 list.

Governor to Address Rising Fuel and Food Costs

Tue, 06/10/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

 
Governor
to Announce Comprehensive Program to Help Vermonters Address Rising Fuel and
Food Costs
 
WHAT:           Gov. to Announce New
Program to Assist with Food and Fuel Costs
Randolph,
Vt. – Governor Jim Douglas
tomorrow will announce a comprehensive new program to help Vermonters address increasing
home heating, gasoline and food costs.
 
The Governor will be joined by members of a cabinet-level inter-agency
task force charged with working with public, non-profit and private partners to

Governor Signs Health Care Bills Into Law

Mon, 06/09/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Governor
Signs Health Care Bills Into Law
Highlights Wellness Efforts at Richmond Business;
Urges More Vermonters to Enroll in Green Mountain
Care
 
Richmond,
Vt. – (June 10, 2008) Governor Jim
Douglas visited Milton CAT, a business with an award-winning worksite wellness
program, to sign two health care bills into law.  The Governor was joined by
legislators, advocates, insurance representatives and others as he signed H.
887 and S. 283.
 
H. 887 and S. 283 build on the groundbreaking reforms included in

Lt. Governor Dubie Declares Home Heating Emergency

Mon, 06/09/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Lt. Governor Dubie Declares Home Heating Emergency
WHEN: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Lt. Governors Office, Vermont State House, Montpelier
WHO: Northeastern Vermont Area Agency on Aging Director Ken Gordon will join Lt. Governor Dubie.
(MONTPELIER) Citing the sharply rising cost of home heating oil, Lt. Governor Dubie today will call for immediate action at the state level to draft emergency plans to assist Vermonters who are unable to adequately heat their homes this coming winter.

National Life CEO MacLeay Announces Retirement

Mon, 06/09/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

National Life Group CEO Announces Retirement

Montpelier, Vermont (June 10, 2008) - Thomas H. MacLeay announced today that he will retire by year's end as President and Chief Executive Officer of National Life Group(r). MacLeay will remain as Chairman of the Board of the financial services company.

"National Life is strong," said MacLeay, 58. "This is an excellent time to make the transition to new leadership."

Governor to Sign Health Care Bills Into Law

Sun, 06/08/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

 
WHAT:          
Governor to Sign Health Care Bills
 
Montpelier, Vermont
Tomorrow (June 10, 2008), Governor Jim Douglas will visit Milton CAT, a business with
an award-winning worksite wellness program, to sign two health care bills into
law.  Governor Douglas will be joined by legislators, advocates, insurance
company representatives and others as he signs H. 887 and S. 283.
 
H. 887 and S. 283 build on the groundbreaking reforms included in
Health Care Affordability Acts of 2006, including the new Catamount Health

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