Vermont Keeping Pace on Rural Broadband Build-out

The federal and state emergency declarations brought about by the global pandemic have highlighted just how many aspects of Vermonters lives are affected by access or to high quality broadband. Vermonters rely on high speed affordable broadband to access the global economy and markets, education, healthcare and government services. Vermonters may not yet recognize it, …

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Rep. Sibilia: October 19th Update

Need to know info about Vermont’s mailed ballots Second round of economic recovery grants The Tax Department and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development are preparing to launch the second round of economic recovery grants, pursuant to Act 154. The Agency and Department received an additional $76.7 million to distribute directly to businesses to who …

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Need to know info about Vermont’s mailed ballots

From the Vermont Secretary of State's Office Visit the elections section of our website at where we have lots of information about voting. You can also find the online portal to register to vote, update your voter information, track your absentee ballot, or you can visit our FAQ section for answers to the many other …

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Rep. Sibilia: October 13 updates

Latest modeling guidance from Vermont Department of Finance and Regulation COVID-19 Modeling October 13, 2020 Presentation From the Vermont Secretary of State: Need to know info about Vermont’s mailed ballots Vermonters age 60 and older and Family Caregiver Surveys The Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living (DAIL) wants to learn about older Vermonters’ needs …

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Sibilia: Voting (and a short campaign season) has begun

After the longest legislative session in history, it's hard to believe we are now also less then five weeks away from the general election. While we have been inundated with talk about the national elections, Vermont will also elect all offices from Governor to State Representative this year as we do every two years. And …

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Rep. Sibilia: Cannabis Sales, Use of Force, Expanded Hazard Pay Become Law

GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT ANNOUNCES ACTION ON BILLS Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced action on a range of bills, including the Legislature’s bill to create a regulated cannabis market in Vermont, which will be allowed to go into law without his signature.  Throughout the Legislature’s four-year push to create a regulated cannabis market, …

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Rep. Sibilia: September 27 Update

Good evening, A wish for an easy fast for those observing Yom Kippur. The legislative has come to a close for the 2019/20 two year biennium. We passed the budget Friday night and adjourned. This session has been historical for many reasons including for length - 263 days. Legislative sessions typically last 17-18 weeks and …

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Rep. Sibilia: Sept 14th Update

Good evening, on Friday Governor Scott extended the State of Emergency until October 15. The latest COVID-19 modeling showed Vermont holding steady in management of spread even after college students returned. This is great news! Tomorrow (Tuesday 9/15) the Governor will be joined at his regular 11 am press conference by Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director …

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Vermont’s Global Warming Solutions Act

This past February the Vermont House of Representatives passed the Global Warming Solutions Act with tri-partisan support 105 – 37.  In June, the Vermont Senate passed it, also with tri-partisan support 23-5.  The vote margin and non-partisan nature of the vote may have surprised some, but what it revealed about the Vermont government gave me …

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Rep Sibilia: Update Sept 7th

Good evening, I hope you have had time to rest and to spend with family this Labor Day weekend. As Vermont's entire education community begins another year of instruction and learning, I encourage us to all remain informed and engaged. There is nothing more important to a society then it's children which are the future. …

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