Rep. Sibilia: Week 4 of the 2023 Legislative Session

Good afternoon! Next Saturday from 11-noon I will be holding office hours at the Dover Free Library and hope to be joined by both Senator Hashim and Senator Harrison. Residents from Wardsboro, Jamaica, Stratton, Somerset are also invited to come and talk with us. This week, H.42 was the first bill to pass and be …

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Rep Sibilia: Week 3 of the 2023 Legislative Session

Good evening, This week legislative priorities and the Governor's priorities for the session continue to come into view. Yesterday we heard the Governor's budget address for FY 2024. There is a lot to see and hear when sitting in the House of Representative's Chamber during the Governor's Budget Address. Many members of the governor's cabinet …

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Rep. Sibilia: Week 2 of the 2023 Legislative Session

Good evening! A brief report this week before carefully heading home - drive safe out there! Framing the Paid Family Leave Discussion This year, it seems the legislature will be debating whether or not to augment the newly enacted paid family leave private plan for state employees that all businesses and workers will eventually be …

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Rep. Sibilia: Week 1 of the 2023 Legislative Session

Good evening, A quick update on this first shortened week of the 2023 Legislative Session. On Wednesday morning all elected legislators were sworn in and assigned committees. Committees are where we do the work of diving deep in to policies in a specific area of jurisdiction. As I have previously noted, there were a significant …

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Rep. Sibilia: Happy New Year!

Wishing you good health, peace and loving companions in the new year! 2022 was an eventful year in the legislature and I was honored to represent the Windham/Bennington District and the towns of Dover, Readsboro, Searsburg, Somerset, Stamford, Wardsboro and Whitingham for an 8th year. Last year a coalition of towns (led by long time …

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Reps. Sibilia & Sims: Vermont needs to address its rural capacity gap

Right now, towns in Vermont are faced with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. With the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act in 2021, Vermont was allocated approximately $1.05 billion in State Fiscal Recovery Fund dollars to promote resiliency and sustainability.  Vermont legislators and the administration have worked together to focus investments in the areas of economic …

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Rep Sibilia: December 8th Update

Yesterday I attended the annual Joint Fiscal Office briefing for new and returning legislators where we received briefs on: 2023/24 Co-chairs Vermont House Rural Caucus Rep. Katherine Sims (D) from Craftsbury, Rep. Laura Sibilia (I) from Dover and Rep. Lisa Hango (R) from Berkshire Economic and Revenue Review Budget and Federal Funding Federal funding Looking …

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Rep. Sibilia: December 1st tax letter, Office Hours, Climate Action and Broadband updates

Governor Scott will participate in the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on the State House steps, 4:30 PM Monday, December 5. The Governor will also perform the traditional reading of ‘Twas a Night Before Christmas for children attending. Light refreshments will be available inside the State House. The event is open to the public to attend in …

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Rep. Sibilia: November 27, 2022 Update

Good evening, Mount Snow is officially open and Stratton opened on November 25th! We really enjoyed this past week; having two of our kids home and seeing family and friends we haven't seen in a bit over the holiday. We also missed our youngest daughter who is serving overseas this holiday season. Many share these …

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