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/

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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