Rep. Sibilia: 2020 Town Meeting Update

2019 Novel Coronavirus update from VT Health Current Status in Vermont: The Health Department is closely monitoring the rapid developments in the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus ("COVID-19"). Vermont is prepared to respond to protect and support Vermonters. As of February 27, 2020 there are no known cases of novel …

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Rep. Sibilia: Week 7 of the Vermont Legislative Session

Typically the Vermont Legislative Sessions are about 17 weeks long - beginning the first week of January and ending in the beginning of May. We are approaching the halfway mark and the Town Meeting Week break. As I do every year, I will make every effort to make it to all six Town Meetings between …

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A significant equity concern in Vermont’s current education funding system.

The day after Christmas I had a number of meetings scheduled in my district to catch up on issues prior to the session. After leaving one of those meetings, I sat in the parking lot and checked my emails finding one from a reporter asking me for my reaction to the Vermont education weighting study …

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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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