state owned office building in Waterbury will be converted to affordable housing units under a
federal disaster aid grant. Governor
Peter Shumlin says the project is the fulfillment of a promise in the wake of
Tropical Storm Irene nearly 18 months ago.
Lt. Governor Phil Scott says the state is committed to
bringing employees back to the Office Complex in Waterbury. But Scott says plans for a new, energy efficient
office building for the Waterbury complex may
have to be scaled back if the state doesn’t get enough money from the Federal
Emergency Management Agency.
Ever since the State Office Complex was wiped out by the Irene floods, the state work force of about 1,300 people has
dispersed across central and northwestern Vermont. Now, only 200 state
workers are in Waterbury every day, and the prospects of when others
return are far from certain.
Gubernatorial candidate Randy Brock discusses his plans for the economy, tax
reform and Irene recovery, Cassandra Gekas, candidate for Lieutenant Governor,
outlines her platform and we listen to the voices in the news.
The Shumlin Administration was hoping to demolish more
than 20 buildings in the State Office Complex in Waterbury that
suffered extensive damage from Tropical Storm Irene. But now the Administration is considering the option
of renovating many of these buildings and flood proofing them as much as
Our reporters’ roundtable discusses the top issues facing the state, including who knew what and when about FEMA funding for the State
Office Complex, and the latest developments in the
Attorney General’s race.