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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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: August 9th, 2020

This week my thoughts have been with the Vermont education community. Our administrators, boards and teachers working diligently to put in place safe practices for our students, parents and students weighing factors and the consequences of various decision paths. I have heard from parents who are agonizing over the decision to send their children in …

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Economic recovery grant program expands eligibility to more Vermont businesses

ECONOMIC RECOVERY GRANT PROGRAM EXPANDS ELIGIBILITY TO MORE VERMONT BUSINESSES Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott, the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) and the Department of Taxes today announced expanded eligibility for Economic Recovery Grants for Vermont businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the original eligibility criteria, a business was required …

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Rep. Sibilia: updates July 27th

Good evening, Economic Recovery grants are still available for businesses. Last week the Governor announced a mask mandate would be in place starting on August 1st. Even though Vermont's statistics on cases are amongst the lowest in the country, we look to the South and West and see serious outbreaks happening. With no national plan, …

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Rep. Sibilia: July 19th

Good evening and I hope you have been keeping cool and taking in the sunshine! I love this time of year and seeing my garden exploding and spending time outside with TJ on free evenings. I have spent some time today reading about civil rights icon John Lewis who passed away this weekend. What a …

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Rep. Sibilia: July 12th update

Good afternoon all Last week featured lots of state announcements and new programs kicking off. You will find information for landlords and tenants, businesses, and on food, schools and the Vermont's Ethics Commission soliciting public input. This was also my first week back working at my year round job at BDCC in person - a …

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Rep. Sibilia: A temporary 8 week adjournment

Cross State Travel Information Leisure TravelThe State of Vermont has determined that any county with less than 400 active cases of COVID-19 per one million residents is now eligible for quarantine-free leisure travel. This map is populated with raw data from Johns Hopkins University and uses multiple factors to determine how many active cases are …

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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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