Rep. Sibilia: Week 3 of the Vermont Legislative Session

Paid family leave vote tally The House voted on both a compromise Paid Family Leave Plan (H.107) and a compromise accelerated additional Minimum Wage increase plan (S.23) that had been worked out between the House and Senate. Both proposals passed; Minimum Wage 93-54 and Paid Family Leave 89-58, but neither passed with enough votes to …

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Sibilia: Week 1 of the 2020 #Vermont Legislative Session

Good evening! On Friday January 10th, the House held a moment of silence for former State Representative Dover Rep. Phil Bartlett who passed away earlier this year. As I did last year, I plan to send out an update on the week as well as links to information that may be helpful to constituents in …

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Legislature must focus on Vermonters needs with changing climate

When we enact legislation, it is usually with Burlington or Brattleboro in mind. Given that most Vermonters live in larger towns and cities it makes sense to prioritize policy analysis for those areas. But the people who live in little rural towns and up in the hills, they matter too...