2019 Legislative Session — Week 6 Update

We’ve had a lot of business before the House Education Committee. The first weeks of session focused on the implementation of Act 46, Vermont’s school merger law. The Education Committee eventually advanced a proposal to the floor to address the thorny issue of...

2019 Legislative Session — Week 5 Update

The fifth week of the 2019 legislative session was dominated by education policy. Vermont’s school unification law (Act 46) is in its final stage. When Act 46 became law in 2015, it called for all of the state’s school districts to merge into new, more efficient...

2019 Legislative Session — Week 4 Update

This week, I had the honor of presenting to the House a bill I cosponsored and led through the Education Committee — H.3, An act relating to ethnic and social equity studies standards for public school. The bill was presented on Thursday, January 31. It passed...

2019 Legislative Session — Week 3 Update

The State budget was the primary focus this past week at the State House. Vermont’s annual budget funds operations from July 1 until June 30 of the following year. Each legislative session begins in January, at the mid-point of the fiscal year, which allows...