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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Rep. Sibilia: Town Meeting Edition (sort of)

Good evening friends, The legislature is taking it's customary one week break for Town Meeting this coming week. Even though many of your Town Meetings are not happening this week, I'm sending out a mid session report. Legislators like myself that are not retired will spend this week working to catch up at their year …

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Rep. Sibilia: 2021 Legislative Session begins

Friends and neighbors, Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos virtually administers the Oath of Office to Vermont Legislators in 2021 Taking the Oath of Office to start a fourth term representing the district of Windham-Bennington The 2021 session began virtually (and the 2020 session officially ended) on Wednesday January 6th. Shortly after Vermont's Legislators took …

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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: 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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