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 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...

2020 Legislative Session — Week 2 Update

Vermont’s citizen legislature returned to the State House on January 7th. The first week of session is always busy, with opening ceremonies and a lineup of committee hearings to review updates from administration officials and stakeholders. This year was no exception....

Pre-Session Preview: Budget and Economy

Believe it or not, Vermont’s 2020 legislative session starts in several weeks. Your local State Representatives are holding a community listening session from 9:30-11:00am on Saturday, December 14th. Join us at Sweet Alchemy Bakery & Cafe, in the Barns at...

2019 Legislative Session — Week 18 Update

The 18th week of the legislative session saw a lot of activity. A flurry of bills advanced through both the House and Senate, giving them a shot at becoming law this year. As the hours ticked down on Friday, it was decided that lawmakers will return to the State House...

2019 Legislative Session — Week 17 Update

We just concluded the 17th week of the 2019 legislative session and are nearing adjournment. 18 weeks is the preferred time frame for us to wrap things up. Based on where negotiations stood Friday between the Governor, House and Senate, we may need an additional day...