2020 Session — COVID-19 Update #9

I hope everyone is holding up as we enter longer days and warmer weather. With COVID-19 touching every aspect of daily life, adjusting to summer will probably feel unusual, and possibly unfamiliar. The Essex State Reps continue to work closely together to ensure our...

2020 Session — COVID-19 Update #8

It’s hard to believe it’s May. We’re nearing two straight months of COVID-19 disruptions, and for many of us, our calendars seem irrelevant as we adjust through continued social distancing measures. I know this is a stressful time for those who are out of work, our...

2020 Session — COVID-19 Update #7

The Vermont House of Representatives will meet this week to vote on several COVID-19 related bills. Our meetings are taking place online, over a remote meeting platform, which allows easy viewing from home. The bills under consideration are S.333, a bill that proposes...

2020 Session — COVID-19 Update #6

Thank you to everyone who has been in touch about COVID-19 related issues. As the Vermont Health Department noted, early intervention efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 appear to be working. We have reason to be optimistic, but as the Governor has indicated, we...

2020 Session — COVID-19 Update #5

Thank you to everyone that has been in touch with feedback about the State’s COVID-19 response. Last weekend, the Essex State Reps held a virtual town hall. We appreciated hearing from those who joined. Both Rep. Houghton and I have been fielding your questions and...

2020 Session — COVID-19 Update #4

Thank you to everyone who reached out this week to share feedback about the state’s response to COVID-19. We are hearing a range of perspectives, and both Rep. Houghton and I have been working through issues with the Administration and our federal partners....