Week 17 of the Vermont Legislative Session

Constitutional amendment, banning plastic bags and a major problem emerges in the education fund

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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 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: Town Meeting Report & Week 8 of the #Vermont legislative session

Good evening, Omnibus broadband bill H.513 came out of House Energy and Technology with a tri-partisan 9-0 vote this week. We have been working on this bill all of January and February. Small dollars (roughly 3.1 million) but potential for big impacts for underserved Vermonters and rural Vermont. Many thanks to Windham County Senator Jeanette …

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Rep. Sibilia Week 7: H.57 passes House, new Adjutant General elected, minimum wage bill on the move

Good evening, Hope to see folks at the Dot's of Dover fundraiser Sunday, February 24, 2-5 PM, at The Dover Forge which is raising money for the employees affected by the fire that destroyed Dot's in January. ~~~~ Work continues in our committee on a 3.1M Telecommunications Bill and I look forward to sharing more …

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Countering the geographical impacts of automation: Computers, AI, and place disparities

it is clear that a deliberate, coordinated adjustment stance enlisting federal, state, and local policymakers, educators, the private sector, and civil society may well be needed to push back against the regional imbalances that tech has exacerbated in recent decades. — Read on http://www.brookings.edu/research/countering-the-geographical-impacts-of-automation-computers-ai-and-place-disparities/