Rep. Sibilia: Week 9 of the 2019 Vermont legislative session

After being out of session for the Town Meeting week - the legislature reconvened last week to finalize policy bills expected to move out of the House or Senate and over to the other legislative body.  This period of time is called "crossover". Bills that make it through crossover and have a successful vote of …

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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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Rep. Sibilia: Week 5 of the #Vermont Legislative Session

Good evening! My latest oped title "Let Them Stream Netflix" will be posted later this evening. It has to do with the current situation with Vermont's rural landline telephone service. ~~~ This week the legislature spent a considerable amount of time debating H.39 which provides extensions to Act 46 timetables for districts that have been …

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Rep. Sibilia: Week 4 of the #Vermont Legislative Session

Good evening! January in the legislature was spent hearing the Governor's budget proposals, getting acclimated to new committees and learning about concepts relevant to proposals that are being introduced. The bulk of my time has been spent working to pull together a number of House telecommunications expansion proposals and coordinating with the Governor's administration to …

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Sibilia: Week 3 of the #Vermont Legislative Session

Good evening! Reports and notes of interest from the third week of the legislature below: Governor presents his proposed 2020 Budget On Thursday Governor Scott presented his third budget - this for FY 2020. An Executive Summary of the budget can be read here. The governor's budget address can be read here. I heard testimony last …

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