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.
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.