Rep. Sibilia: 2022 Session Week 9&10 update

Good evening, We have reached the point in the Vermont legislative session where all bills under consideration have passed out of the House and over to the Senate for consideration - and vice versa. If the bill is agreed to by the other body, then Governor Scott will weigh in on whether he not he …

Continue reading Rep. Sibilia: 2022 Session Week 9&10 update

Rep. Sibilia: 2022 Session Update Week 3

Good evening, The House completed it's first week of meeting in person and allowing members with COVID-19 related challenges to participate remotely. The Senate is still meeting remotely and virtually no citizen witnesses or lobbyists were present in person at the statehouse this week, so the limited staff that were physically present were able to …

Continue reading Rep. Sibilia: 2022 Session Update Week 3

Rep. Sibilia: A look at the 2022 Legislative Session

Good evening!The 2022 Legislative Session starts tomorrow. Below are my thoughts on a number of issues I expect we will take up this session. As always, I welcome your thoughts on these or other proposals I'll be asked to vote on. The Vermont House Rules Committee met last week and unanimously voted on a resolution …

Continue reading Rep. Sibilia: A look at the 2022 Legislative Session

Rep. Sibilia: Update December 15th

Today the final version of the Weighting Task Force Implementation Plan was due to the legislature and presumably has been transmitted to the House and Senate Education and Taxing Committees. A draft version was approved last week unanimously. The draft version included the results of a lot of good work from House and Senate members …

Continue reading Rep. Sibilia: Update December 15th

Rep. Sibilia: November 8th update

Good evening, This is the time of year when I usually feel time begin to slip away. Holidays on the horizon, big projects at my year round job and the start of a new legislative session rushing at us. This year the legislature will reconvene on January 5th 2022 - almost certainly in person. The …

Continue reading Rep. Sibilia: November 8th update

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 …

Continue reading Rep. Sibilia: Extended Unemployment Ending

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, …

Continue reading Rep. Sibilia: August 5th update

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 …

Continue reading Rep. Sibilia: August 2, 2021 Update

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 …

Continue reading Rep. Sibilia: Vermont Budget and End of Session Report 2021

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 …

Continue reading Rep. Sibilia: March 13th update