Rep. Sibilia: New Executive Order and Department of Labor updates

AS STATE OF EMERGENCY ENDS, GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT ACTS TO ENSURE CONTINUITY IN SELECT CRITICAL SERVICES Montpelier, Vt. - With more than 80% of eligible Vermonters having received at least one dose of a COVID-19, vaccine, Governor Scott has removed all state COVID-19 restrictions and the State of Emergency will expire at midnight tonight. “As …

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Rep Sibilia: Vermont COVID restrictions lifted

Good afternoon, Please see the Press Release below. All Vermont COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted and the Vermont State of Emergency will end tomorrow June 15th. For details on which state restrictions are being lifted, see below: ALL state restrictions are being lifted. This has been a year of both profound loss and discovery, and …

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Rep. Sibilia: Vermont Budget and End of Session Report 2021

Good afternoon, If you missed my post immediately following adjournment I spoke specifically about the consequential bills passed on education finance and telecommunications this year. In this post I'll update on the budget that was passed during this historic session and signed by the governor this week. It appears we are going back for a …

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GOVERNOR SCOTT SIGNS ON TO HISTORIC INVESTMENTS TO GROW THE ECONOMY, MAKE VERMONT MORE AFFORDABLE AND PROTECT THE MOST VULNERABLE

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott today signed the state budget (H.439, An act relating to making appropriations for the support of government) for state fiscal year 2022, which begins July 1. “This is a truly transformational budget that will allow us to recover from the pandemic and address some longstanding challenges, including our workforce …

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STATE ANNOUNCES DOZENS OF NEW WEEKEND WALK-IN VACCINATION CLINICS

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott today announced dozens of new walk-in clinics as the State works to make the COVID-19 vaccine easily accessible throughout Vermont. Governor Scott previously announced that when 80% of Vermont’s eligible population (those age 12 and older) have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the state will enter Step …

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Vermont Department of Public Service to Hold Hearings on the Draft for Public Comments Draft of the 10-Year Telecommunications Plan

Vermonters are invited to comment on the future of broadband expansion in Vermont. This is your opportunity to provide feedback on the state’s strategies for broadband rollout and other telecommunications matters. The Department will hold a public hearing on the public comments draft of the 10-year Telecommunications Plan on Thursday, May 27 at 6 p.m. and June 1 …

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An ending, an acknowledgement and a promise

Vermont's 2021 Legislative Session has just ended. The session was historic in many ways, including that it was conducted almost exclusively over Zoom. I will send out additional information about what has been accomplished and addressed in the coming days and weeks. For now, I want to share two pieces of legislation that passed this …

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Vermont may lift COVID-19 restrictions early

GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT ANNOUNCES THRESHOLD TO REMOVE ALL COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott today announced that when 80% of Vermont’s eligible population - those age 12 and older - have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the state will enter Step 4 of the Vermont Forward plan – currently …

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Sibilia: Vermont J.R.H. 6

My comments on the virtual floor during debate on J.R.H. 6 a resolution which declares racism a public health emergency. The disparities in health outcomes not only for COVID-19 but for maternal healthcare are significant. Acknowledgement of those disparities is the first step towards resolving them. Dissent and disagreement is a part of the People’s …

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Vermont’s rural electrification project for broadband

This commentary is by Rep. Tim Briglin, D-Thetford, and Rep. Laura Sibilia, I-Dover. They are chair and vice chair, respectively, of the Vermont House Energy & Technology Committee.  High-speed broadband internet service is a necessity for every Vermont household, yet one out of every four households struggle without it.  H.360, the $150 million broadband bill that …

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