2020 Session — COVID-19 Update #10

The Vermont House is rapidly passing bills to target coronavirus relief funds to Vermonters, businesses, and vital systems that were impacted by COVID-19 disruptions. All told, these House bills propose distributing nearly $1 billion to Vermont communities before the...

2020 Session — COVID-19 Update #10

I hope everyone has been staying reasonably cool as we’ve moved through the first heatwave of the year. With warmer, sunnier weather, I’ve seen more and more neighbors spending time outside. The Vermont Health Department continues to recommend social...

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...