Congratulations to Katherine Furland (Essex Junction) and Olivia Hern (Shelburne) recipients of Comcast’s 2014 Leaders & Achievers Scholarship, which is awarded to 14 graduating Vermont high-school seniors. This scholarship provides students with a one-time $1,000 scholarship to students who strive to achieve their potential, who are catalysts for positive change in their communities, who are involved […]
I am pleased to see a decrease in the Vermont unemployment rate: http://vtdigger.org/2014/05/16/vermonts-unemployment-rate-stays-second-lowest-nation/. We need to ensure, though, that the jobs being created in Vermont pay a living wage and provide sufficient benefits to allow working families to live with dignity. The minimum wage increase bill that passed the legislature this session is a step in […]
I’m honored to have been recognized by 350 of Vermont’s top consumer lawyers at today’s annual conference of the Vermont Association for Justice. I received the special Martha Woodman Consumer Advocacy Award in recognition of “Dedication to Protecting Access to Civil Justice System For All Vermonters”.
I was honored to celebrate the signing of the first-in-the-nation GMO labeling law with Governor Shumlin. This law will give Vermonters the transparency they need to make informed decisions about their food.
Welcome to my campaign website. I’ll be updating the content throughout the campaign with pictures, blog posts, and articles. Please also consider following me on Twitter and Facebook. If you are able to volunteer some time or donate to the campaign that would be very helpful as well. Thanks, Michael
By TAYLOR DOBBS & PETER HIRSCHFELD Gov. Peter Shumlin announced Monday that he appointed Michael Sirotkin, a registered lobbyist, to fill the vacant Senate seat of Sirotkin’s late wife Sally Fox. Fox died of a rare form of lung cancer Jan. 10. A press release from Shumlin’s office said Sirotkin will start work in the Senate on Feb. […]