Gov. Peter Shumlin was in Florida most of the day Wednesday to hear how F-35
fighter jets compare to F-16s. Shumlin says he doesn’t think the new jet is appreciably
louder than the one it would replace at the Vermont Air National Guard.
Governor Peter Shumlin said he was surprised that he didn’t think an F-35 fighter jet was much louder than an F-16. Shumlin and
the mayors of Burlington and Winooski were in Florida on Wednesday for a demonstration of the two jets.
Peter Shumlin says he’ll travel to Florida next week, where he’ll hear
first-hand the sound of
fighter jets that could soon be based at the Vermont Air Guard in South
Burlington, fulfilling a campaign promise that he made to progressive
supporters who oppose the F-35 program.
National Voter Registration Day, and election officials are urging citizens to
fill out their paperwork well before the first Tuesday in November. Vermont
is one of 25 states where voters can not only register, but they can also cast
their ballot in person.
city of St. Albans was just approved by the state for the latest tax increment
financing district. Other
communities are interested in districts of their own, but state law limits how
many there can be. So Gov. Peter Shumlin wants the Legislature to add more