Rep. Sibilia: Vermont Budget and End of Session Report 2021

Good afternoon, If you missed my post immediately following adjournment I spoke specifically about the consequential bills passed on education finance and telecommunications this year. In this post I'll update on the budget that was passed during this historic session and signed by the governor this week. It appears we are going back for a …

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Rep. Sibilia: March 13th update

Good evening, Please join me tomorrow, Sunday March 13th for a discussion on Vermont Education Finance and the Weighting Proposals under consideration. Topic: H.54 DiscussionTime: Mar 14, 2021 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/87333532578?pwd=YkZPSEMyb3BXbU1Ccmh1WnBQSjd1QT09 Dial by phone +1 301 715 8592 US Meeting ID: 873 3353 2578 Passcode: 943191 Final American …

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Rep. Sibilia: Town Meeting Edition (sort of)

Good evening friends, The legislature is taking it's customary one week break for Town Meeting this coming week. Even though many of your Town Meetings are not happening this week, I'm sending out a mid session report. Legislators like myself that are not retired will spend this week working to catch up at their year …

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Rep. Sibilia: Jan 24th update

Good afternoon, This week we will see vaccinations begin for those 75 and older (see details below) and on Tuesday there will be a Joint Assembly – to hear the Budget Message of the Governor at 1:00 P.M. The Joint Assembly proceedings, can be viewed at: https://legislature.vermont.gov/senate/streaming/joint-assembly This week we have three significant financial reports …

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Rep. Sibilia: October 19th Update

Need to know info about Vermont’s mailed ballots Second round of economic recovery grants The Tax Department and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development are preparing to launch the second round of economic recovery grants, pursuant to Act 154. The Agency and Department received an additional $76.7 million to distribute directly to businesses to who …

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Rep. Sibilia: October 13 updates

Latest modeling guidance from Vermont Department of Finance and Regulation COVID-19 Modeling October 13, 2020 Presentation From the Vermont Secretary of State: Need to know info about Vermont’s mailed ballots Vermonters age 60 and older and Family Caregiver Surveys The Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living (DAIL) wants to learn about older Vermonters’ needs …

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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: 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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