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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Legislature must focus on Vermonters needs with changing climate

When we enact legislation, it is usually with Burlington or Brattleboro in mind. Given that most Vermonters live in larger towns and cities it makes sense to prioritize policy analysis for those areas. But the people who live in little rural towns and up in the hills, they matter too...

Public Hearing on #Vermont Rural Economic Development

Public Hearing on Rural Economic Development to be held December 11th The Rural Economic Development Working Group (REDWnG) of the Vermont House of Representatives invites Vermonters to share thoughts on how to sustain and grow the economy in rural areas of the state. When:Wednesday, December 11th, 6-8pm. Where: Room 11, Vermont Statehouse, Montpelier, Vermont. Who:Vermonters with constructive …

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Sibilia: Final report of the 2019 Vermont Legislative Session

Some may know my father passed away last month. As a result, I missed several votes at the end of the session which I will discuss below. Speaker of the House Mitzi Johnson confers with Republican Leader Patti McCoy, Assistant Republican Leader Rob LeClair, Progressive Leader Robin Chesnut-Tagerman and independent Ben Jickling as the House …

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Rep. Sibilia: Week 10 of the 2019 Vermont legislative session

Vermont Foodbank served up winterslaw Friday afternoon made with Gilfeather Turnip Busy weeks and late nights as we pass the halfway mark on the session- a number of bills of interest are moving through the legislature... Bills of note S.169 An act relating to firearms procedures has passed the Senate and is headed to the …

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Rep. Sibilia: Week 6 of the Vermont legislative session

Good evening, It's been a busy week and there is significant progress to report on a number of bills and initiatives I am spending time working on. Most especially this connectivity expansion bill which is under development in our committee. This proposal is geared towards supporting the creation of Communications Union Districts and is intended …

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