Rep. Sibilia: Extended Unemployment Ending

Good evening, A few timely notes to share about the end of CARES Act unemployment benefits, and vaccinations. There is also a Public Hearing on fixing the student weights this week - please let me know if I can assist if you are willing to testify. Testimony is brief and can be done virtually. Many …

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Rep. Sibilia: August 5th update

A few timely items have emerged on evictions, reporting flood damage and school vaccinations and masking guidance. Federally mandated pause on some evictions The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an order that may continue to prevent evictions for qualified tenants through October 3, 2021. It is possible, perhaps even likely, …

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Rep. Sibilia: August 2, 2021 Update

Good evening State economists forecasting increases in tax revenue for FY 2022 & 2023. Unpredictability from the pandemic may affect overall recovery Many thanks to the Wardsboro and Dover Public Libraries who have agreed to allow me to host monthly in person public office hours Wardsboro library on the 3rd Thursdays from 6-7 pm beginning …

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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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Vermont’s unjust school funding system

Unfair.  Inequitable. Disconnected from reality.  The system Vermont uses to provide access to K-12 public school funding is an obscene injustice hiding in plain sight.  It results in less for students with higher needs and more for students with less needs. Is this a devious plan of people in power to hold the state’s shared …

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Rep. Sibilia: January 30th 2021 update

This week the governor put forward his proposal for the FY 22 budget. The next steps are for the House to consider and make its recommendations and then for the Senate to consider and make their reccome4ndations. Usually the legislative session ends when the negotiations end and budget is agreed to by the governor, the …

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Rep. Sibilia: 2021 Legislative Session begins

Friends and neighbors, Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos virtually administers the Oath of Office to Vermont Legislators in 2021 Taking the Oath of Office to start a fourth term representing the district of Windham-Bennington The 2021 session began virtually (and the 2020 session officially ended) on Wednesday January 6th. Shortly after Vermont's Legislators took …

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