2020 Legislative Session — Week 7 Update

Vermont’s 2020 legislative session is nearing its midpoint, when lawmakers break for Town Meeting. The origin of our winter timeline comes from Vermont’s agrarian tradition. Prior to the 21st century, many citizen lawmakers farmed the land during warmer seasons. The...

2020 Legislative Session — Week 6 Update

The sixth week of the 2020 session has passed, leaving lawmakers just two weeks before our annual Town Meeting Week break. The workload increases ahead of Town Meeting, and immediately after it, as the first deadlines of the session take effect. All House policy...

2020 Legislative Session — Week 5 Update

The fifth week of the 2020 legislative session concluded Friday. We have been busy in and out of committees this year, with a good deal of time spent debating bills on the floor of the House. This was true of this past week. A range of topics were taken up by the...

2020 Legislative Session — Week 4 Update

The first and second years of Vermont’s legislative biennium look and feel very different. It’s similar to a basketball game, where you have two halves and four quarters. We’re currently in the second half, and the ball is still in play for a number of bills. If you...

2020 Legislative Session — Week 3 Update

Week 3 of the 2020 legislative session was busy, with action around the State House, in the Education Committee, and floor debate on major bills. I enjoyed spending time with several Essex Junction residents who visited the State House. If you ever want to visit...