Rep. Sibilia: A look at the 2022 Legislative Session

Good evening!The 2022 Legislative Session starts tomorrow. Below are my thoughts on a number of issues I expect we will take up this session. As always, I welcome your thoughts on these or other proposals I'll be asked to vote on. The Vermont House Rules Committee met last week and unanimously voted on a resolution …

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Rep. Sibilia: November 8th update

Good evening, This is the time of year when I usually feel time begin to slip away. Holidays on the horizon, big projects at my year round job and the start of a new legislative session rushing at us. This year the legislature will reconvene on January 5th 2022 - almost certainly in person. The …

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Rep. Sibilia: 2021 Legislative Session begins

Friends and neighbors, Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos virtually administers the Oath of Office to Vermont Legislators in 2021 Taking the Oath of Office to start a fourth term representing the district of Windham-Bennington The 2021 session began virtually (and the 2020 session officially ended) on Wednesday January 6th. Shortly after Vermont's Legislators took …

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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: Legislature going back in Session

VTDigger: What to expect in Vermont’s special Covid-19 budget session Last week the Governor released his restated budgets for the remainder of FY 21. These budgets have already started to be heard in House Appropriations and a public hearing will be happening later this week. This Tuesday the House of Representatives will be going back …

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Rep. Sibilia: 2020 Town Meeting Update

2019 Novel Coronavirus update from VT Health Current Status in Vermont: The Health Department is closely monitoring the rapid developments in the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus ("COVID-19"). Vermont is prepared to respond to protect and support Vermonters. As of February 27, 2020 there are no known cases of novel …

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Rep. Sibilia: Week 7 of the Vermont Legislative Session

Typically the Vermont Legislative Sessions are about 17 weeks long - beginning the first week of January and ending in the beginning of May. We are approaching the halfway mark and the Town Meeting Week break. As I do every year, I will make every effort to make it to all six Town Meetings between …

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Rep. Sibilia: Week 6 of the Vermont Legislative Session

February 14th at the Capitol Next week will see us start to have a number of bills on the floor including a possible attempt to override the governor’s veto of an accelerated Minimum Wage increase plan (S.23) that had been worked out between the House and Senate. A vote to override the governor’s veto of …

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Rep. Sibilia: Week 3 of the Vermont Legislative Session

Paid family leave vote tally The House voted on both a compromise Paid Family Leave Plan (H.107) and a compromise accelerated additional Minimum Wage increase plan (S.23) that had been worked out between the House and Senate. Both proposals passed; Minimum Wage 93-54 and Paid Family Leave 89-58, but neither passed with enough votes to …

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