Rep. Sibilia: Week 9 of the 2019 Vermont legislative session

After being out of session for the Town Meeting week - the legislature reconvened last week to finalize policy bills expected to move out of the House or Senate and over to the other legislative body.  This period of time is called "crossover". Bills that make it through crossover and have a successful vote of …

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Rep. Sibilia: Town Meeting Report & Week 8 of the #Vermont legislative session

Good evening, Omnibus broadband bill H.513 came out of House Energy and Technology with a tri-partisan 9-0 vote this week. We have been working on this bill all of January and February. Small dollars (roughly 3.1 million) but potential for big impacts for underserved Vermonters and rural Vermont. Many thanks to Windham County Senator Jeanette …

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Rep. Sibilia Week 7: H.57 passes House, new Adjutant General elected, minimum wage bill on the move

Good evening, Hope to see folks at the Dot's of Dover fundraiser Sunday, February 24, 2-5 PM, at The Dover Forge which is raising money for the employees affected by the fire that destroyed Dot's in January. ~~~~ Work continues in our committee on a 3.1M Telecommunications Bill and I look forward to sharing more …

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Vermont’s elected independents push for non partisan representation on apportionment board #vtpoli

Vermont's elected independents push for non partisan representation on apportionment board Vermont's five elected independent legislators have introduced legislation that will add two residents of the state - who are not affiliated with any political party - to the Legislative Apportionment Board. H.236 has been introduced in the House and sent to the Government Operations …

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Rep. Sibilia: Week 6 of the Vermont legislative session

Good evening, It's been a busy week and there is significant progress to report on a number of bills and initiatives I am spending time working on. Most especially this connectivity expansion bill which is under development in our committee. This proposal is geared towards supporting the creation of Communications Union Districts and is intended …

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Sibilia: Week 1 of the 2019 Vermont legislative session

A few brief notes on the start of the 2019 Vermont legislative session. Our district is the Windham/Bennington district, and so I try to work on regional Southern Vermont issues with members from the Windham and Bennington county districts.  There are several new southern Vermont legislators: Rep. Sarah Coffey of Guilford, Rep. Emiliee Kornheiser of …

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Rep. Sibilia: Reflections on 2018 ~ Contemplating 2019

~ 2018 Reflections ~ Contemplating 2019 ~ This past year voters elected me to a third two-year term representing you in  the Vermont Legislature.  Thank you for placing your trust in me. I will continue to work to represent our district with integrity and passion. ~~~ Last session I served for a second year on the newly formed Energy …

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Rep. Sibilia: Voting, PUC hearings on Consolidated Communications

Good evening/morning, Election day is Tuesday, November 6th. You must be registered to vote in the town you currently reside in. In Vermont you can register the day of the election. Information on Vermont's voting laws is available on the Secretary of State's website. This year, we have contested elections for U.S. Senator, U.S. Congress, Governor, Lieutenant …

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In defense of the most politically diverse legislative body in the country #vtpoli

It feels like our nation is collectively holding its breath waiting for election day and praying for some check on this dangerous Presidency. In the whole course of history, it has never been true that one party had a monopoly on good ideas, common sense, or the pulse of the people. One party controlling the …

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