Sibilia: End of Session Report on House Energy and Technology Committee

The House Energy and Technology Committee deals with matters relating to energy, including the regulation of power generation, transmission facilities, energy efficiency, natural gas facilities, and siting of energy facilities; utilities, including rates and quality of service; telecommunications, siting of telecommunications facilities, the buildout of cellular and broadband services, and rates and quality of service; …

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Scam Alert from the #Vermont Attorney General’s Office – Amazon charge phone scam

The Consumer Assistance Program has received several scam reports that Vermonters are being contacted by a new robocall phone scam that claims that their credit card has been charged by Amazon.  The automated call instructs people to call back to get a refund.  Scammers then attempt to gain remote access to computers.    Hang up the …

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Ed financing and the accidentally-on-purpose gaps

Interesting issues in the ed finance/property tax in the last two weeks. First there is a growing need for funding for state placed students (students having to live in foster families) who are coming into the public school system with increased trauma and need - some of which is being driven by the opioid epidemic. …

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