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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Change the School Funding Formula or Children and Taxpayers will Continue to Suffer

Change the School Funding Formula or Children and Taxpayers will Continue to Suffer By State Representative Laura Sibilia & Katherine Sims Candidate for State Representative  For the last twenty years, our public education system has overtaxed and underfunded schools in Vermont’s rural and poor towns. According to the Pupil Weighting Factors Report commissioned by the legislature to …

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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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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: June 8th update

Iris and bee balm coming up in my garden First - if you are still having issues with unemployment - please reach out to me - we have additional guidance on trying to assist you. On Friday the Vermont House passed second reading of a "skinny" transitional budget for the first quarter of FY' 21 …

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Rep. Sibilia: Another turn, property taxes

Good evening, Here's How You Can Demand Justice for George Floyd Like all of you, I have been transfixed by the killing of George Floyd and the intensely emotional reaction to his death and destruction unfolding across our country. It has been shocking to hear our President inciting violence against other Americans. These are the …

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Testifying for kids and taxpayers at the March 11th Hearing on Vermont Pupil Weights

The Senate Committee on Education will hold a public hearing on the Study of Pupil Weights in Vermont’s Education Funding Formula. The hearing will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Room 11 of the State House in Montpelier. Seating is limited. Witnesses may begin signing up to …

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