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...

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...