Vermont Business Magazine Today, the Planned Parenthood Vermont Action Fund Independent Expenditure - PAC (PPVTAF IE PAC) released their first television ad of the general election cycle. Titled “Different Choices,” the ad lays out the case for why Sue Minter is the strongest pro-choice candidate for Vermonters.
Vermont Public Radio Who leads the race for president and the key statewide offices in Vermont? What are the top issues on voters' minds and how much do they trust some of Vermont's institutions? VPR has once again partnered with The Castleton Polling Institute to ask Vermonters what they think about the big issues facing our state and the choices voters face on November 8.
Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Supreme Court has reversed a lower court and denied an Act 250 permit for a proposed large commercial and retail development at the I-89 Exit 1 interchange near Quechee. The Vermont Natural Resources Board, together with the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission, appealed the lower court’s ruling. In its decision earlier today, a unanimous Court agreed with the Board and the Regional Commission that the proposed development conflicts with the regional plan.
Vermont Business Magazine People's United Financial, Inc (NASDAQ: PBCT) announced today the release of its 2016 company-run stress test results. In accordance with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, People's United is required to conduct annual stress tests ("DFAST") to assess the potential effect of hypothetical economic scenarios on earnings and capital. The results of the Company's 2016 DFAST indicate that both People's United and its subsidiary, People's United Bank, N.A., will have the financial resources to successfully navigate a severe a
Vermont Business Magazine An improved set of practices designed to protect water quality on logging jobs goes into effect as a revised rule tomorrow, October 22. The Acceptable Management Practices for Maintaining Water Quality on Logging Jobs in Vermont, or AMPs, are a set of practices designed to protect water quality by minimizing soil erosion and runoff during and after logging activity. The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation revised the AMP rule as a requirement of Act 64, an act passed in 2015 to improve the quality of State waters.
by Timothy McQuiston The unemployment rate was unchanged last month, but the key indicators were all slightly worse, as the labor force and employment both fell, while the number of jobless increased. The Vermont Department of Labor announced today that the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for September was 3.3 percent, the same as the revised August rate. The national rate in September was 5.0 percent, up one tenth.
Vermont Business Magazine Weekly unemployment claims rose last week, as Manufacturing claims spiked. This was offset somewhat by a fall in claims for both the Service and Construction industries. After running at a very low level during the latter part of the summer, overall claims have edged up the last two weeks. For the week of October 15, 2016, there were 571 claims, up 123 from the previous week's total and 18 more than than they were a year ago.
Vermont Business Magazine On Thursday, Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC), Encore Renewable Energy, and SoCore Energy, held a Community Appreciation Event at the site of VEC’s first Co-op Community Solar project on Route 78 and Dump Road in Alburgh. The Community Appreciation Event was held to thank VEC members and the Town of Alburgh for helping to bring the one-megawatt solar project to fruition. VEC’s Co-op Community Solar project provides Co-op members with a new opportunity to save money by sponsoring solar panels and obtaining monthly bill credits. Developing cost-effective, well-sited, locally-generated, renewable energy is a VEC priority.
Vermont Business Magazine People's United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBCT) on Thursday reported net income of $73.7 million, or $0.24 per share, for the third quarter of 2016, compared to $68.4 million, or $0.23 per share, for the third quarter of 2015, and $68.5 million, or $0.23 per share, for the second quarter of 2016.
Public Assets Institute, Montpelier This January, Vermont will have all new leadership at the State House. It’s the perfect time to zero in on three initiatives that are fundamental to Vermonters’ lives: 1) Ensure that work pays and families meet their basic needs; 2) Make smart evidence-based investments; 3) Restore public confidence in state government.
Vermont Business Magazine Today, the Vermont Troopers Association announced its support for Phil Scott for governor. “The Vermont Troopers Association is proud to endorse Phil Scott for Governor,” said the Association’s President, Sergeant Michael O’Neil. “Phil has a long track record of working with the law enforcement community and understands the daily challenges of the job. Lt.
Vermont Business Magazine The Williston-Richmond Rotary donated $2000 today to the Split the Ticket Program.