Session Updates

It’s important you know where I stand on the issues. I’ve kept a regular blog of happenings at the State House since I first took office in 2017. The blog posts below are updates from the current legislative biennium. If you have questions about anything you read here, please reach out. You can learn about bills I’ve introduced, and view my complete voting record, on the General Assembly’s website.

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2019 Legislative Session — Week 12 Update

We just concluded the 12th week of the 2019 legislative session. Vermont’s legislative sessions usually last no more than 18 weeks, which puts us on target to wrap up in mid-May. To adjourn, lawmakers and the Governor have to negotiate and agree to compromise. It’s no...

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 pieces...

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...

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...