Shumlin Appoints Irene Recovery Officer

Governor Peter Shumlin has reached out to a veteran state administrator to oversee Vermont’s recovery from Tropical Storm Irene. Shumlin appointed Neale Lunderville, who served under former Governor Jim Douglas, to coordinate the state’s efforts.

Frustrations flare over state worker layoffs

The Douglas administration says it can lay off more state workers without legislative approval. And the administration says it may be forced to cut an additional 200 jobs, unless it can win more concessions from the state employees union.