2019 Legislative Session — Week 11 Update

Under Vermont’s Constitution, money bills must start in the House of Representatives before advancing to the Senate. This week, the House passed key money bills, including the FY2020 State budget (H.542) and education finance bill (H.536). These are significant...

2019 Legislative Session — Week 10 Update

A number of bills worked onto the House floor this week, where members debated their merits. We took up bills spanning all of the 14 House committees’ policy areas. Most bills passed with broad, tripartisan support. Consensus is the product of many hours spent in...

2019 Legislative Session — Week 9 Update


The ninth week of the legislative session was primarily spent in committee, where House members worked in their respective policy areas. A variety of policy bills will move to the floor the week of March 18th for debate. Money bills (including the Budget bill, Capital...

2019 Legislative Session — Town Meeting Break Update

The General Assembly adjourned Friday and began its weeklong break so lawmakers can return home for their Town Meetings. The break comes at the 8 week point of the session, which is roughly the mid point of the 18 week session. So far, the House Education Committee...

2019 Legislative Session — Week 7 Update

Top issues are taking shape as we near the Vermont General Assembly’s annual Town Meeting break. Because the 2019 session didn’t start until January 9th, we’ve had fewer legislative days to consider and advance bills than last year. As of this past Friday, 400...