Press Releases

  • October 20, 2014 - Lt. Governor Phil Scott issued the following statement about the sale of IBM’s Essex Junction plant:

    “As we wait for exact details on what the sale of the IBM Essex Junction plant means for Vermont, our top priority must be the well-being of the thousands of employees – and the Essex Junction community -- whose futures were in limbo. Today’s news provides some much-needed certainty after months of questioning. It is my sincere hope that GlobalFoundries will keep these valuable, high-paying jobs here in Vermont. But as we know all too well, the devil is in the details, and I stand with others, ready to help in any way I can, and will do whatever is in my power to impress upon the plant’s new owners how critical it is that those jobs remain here and continue to contribute to Vermont’s economy.

    “We must also learn from the past and partner to assist companies such as this in growing and succeeding in Vermont. It is my belief that we, collectively, need to establish policies in order to make Vermont’s business climate more conducive to growth for large-scale employers such as GlobalFoundries and IBM. I look forward to working in conjunction with other state leaders to ensure that’s our state’s business future is on more solid ground.”


  • September 16, 2014 - Lt. Governor Phil Scott issued the following statement about the decision to take Vermont Health Connect offline until November 15:

  • September 8, 2014 - Lt. Governor Phil Scott issued the following statement on the passing of Lola Aiken:

  • August 18, 2014 - Lt. Governor Phil Scott issued the following statement on the passing of former Senator James Jeffords:

  • Lt. Gov. Phil Scott delivered this speech in the form of a letter at the 50th Bennington Battle Day Parade on August 17, 2014 in Bennington.

  • August 11, 2014 - Lt. Governor Phil Scott issued the following statement Monday upon hearing the news of Marion Milne’s death:

  • August 1, 2014 - Vermont Lt. Governor Phil Scott is serving on the leadership committee of the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA). The NLGA is a professional association enabling regional and nationwide policy discussion and progress at the state level. “Through NLGA’s bipartisan nature, the priorities of lieutenant governors and their states and territories are united – not divided,” said NLGA Director Julia Hurst.

  • May 5, 2014 - Thousands of Vermonters took to the roads on Saturday, May 3, to participate in the 44th annual Green Up Day. From cans to papers to box springs to cigarette butts, tons of litter is now off of the roadsides and in bright green garbage bags thanks to the statewide show of support.

  • Officials ask Vermonters to get involved in the 44th annual Green Up Day on Saturday, May 3

    April 8, 2014 - Governor Peter Shumlin and Lt. Governor Phil Scott, alongside state, community and business leaders, town coordinators and volunteers, are asking Vermonters to join them outside for the 44th annual Green Up Day on Saturday, May 3, and help pick up trash to clean up the Green Mountain State. 

  • Lt. Governor Phil Scott, U.S. Representative Peter Welch, Transportation Secretary Brian Searles lead efforts to shine a spotlight on national transportation funding crisis.

    March 24, 2014 - With the Highway Trust Fund projected to become insolvent this year, the National Lieutenant Governors Association unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution, cosponsored by Lt. Governor Phil Scott (R-Vt.) and Lt. Governor Ralph Northam (D-Va.), calling on Congress to “develop a shared, long term vision for surface transportation.” 

  • February 27, 2014 - Lt. Governor Phil Scott issued the following statement in response to news of layoff notifications at IBM:

  • January 8, 2014 - Lt. Governor Phil Scott issued the following statement in response to Governor Peter Shumlin’s ‘State of the State’ address:

  • December 4, 2013 - Lt. Governor Phil Scott issued the following statement regarding the Air Force’s decision to base the F-35 aircraft at the Vermont Air National Guard:

    “The announcement that the United States Air Force will base the F-35 program in Burlington is a victory for Vermont’s future and an affirmation of the Vermont Air National Guard’s legacy of first-class service to our nation.

  • November 14, 2013 – Lt. Governor Phil Scott is now accepting applications for an internship in his State House office during the 2014 legislative session.

  • October 31, 2013 – Thanks to an all-volunteer statewide effort, the ninth annual “Wheels for Warmth” tire recycle and resale event raised a record $35,000 for emergency fuel assistance programs this year. All of the funds from tire sales, disposal fees and contributions go directly to emergency fuel programs at Central Vermont Community Action Council, the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, Northeast Kingdom Community Action, and BROC Community Action in Southwestern Vermont.

  • October 17, 2013 - Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott is asking Vermonters to spare those tires no longer in use by donating them to the ninth annual Wheels for Warmth tire recycle and resale event.

  • October 9, 2013 - Lt. Governor Phil Scott released the following op-ed piece today about the ongoing government shutdown.

    It’s Time to Lead
    By Lt. Governor Phil Scott

    It’s been over a week since the government shutdown started and I cannot think of a single American whose life is better because of it.

  • September 23, 2013 – Vermont’s Lieutenant Governor got his hands dirty and got an inside look at the heating oil market on Wednesday while working at Kelly Fuels and Quality Plumbing & Heating in Bennington.

  • September 3, 2013 – Lt. Governor Phil Scott brought together representatives of the E-911 Board and the state’s law enforcement and education communities to update Vermonters on an effort to bring all schools into compliance with E-911 standards.

  • August 27, 2013 – Lt. Governor Phil Scott issued the following statement on the closure of Vermont Yankee: "Today's announcement from Entergy Nuclear that they plan to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant in 2014 is a devastating blow to the plant's 600-plus employees, their families and the Windham County economy.

  • July 29, 2013 – Lt. Governor Phil Scott announced today that Rachel Feldman is joining his office as Chief of Staff on Aug. 12, 2013. Feldman will replace current Chief of Staff Nancy Driscoll, who is leaving Scott’s office to become Chief Marketing Officer for the state.

  • July 25, 2013 -- Lt. Gov. Phil Scott joined the Administration today in announcing that his Chief of Staff, Nancy Driscoll, has taken a new position as Chief Marketing Officer for the State of Vermont.

  • July 18, 2013 – Lt. Governor Phil Scott took his “Vermont Everyday Jobs Tour” to Bennington yesterday, where he worked at the local Price Chopper supermarket. The Lt. Governor re-stocked shelves, frosted cupcakes, boxed up cookie orders, and bagged orders in the checkout line.

  • June 21, 2013 -- With Governor Peter Shumlin out of town, Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott took the first stock-car-race victory for an Acting Governor in the nation’s history. Scott took the checkers in the 50-lap Late Model Feature at Barre’s Thunder Road on Thursday night, June 20.

  • June 19, 2013 -- Some of Vermont’s business leaders have been known to take their work to the golf course on a summer afternoon. But for Lt. Governor Phil Scott, yesterday’s outing at the Newport Country Club was all work and no play.