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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Rep. Sibilia: August 9th, 2020

This week my thoughts have been with the Vermont education community. Our administrators, boards and teachers working diligently to put in place safe practices for our students, parents and students weighing factors and the consequences of various decision paths. I have heard from parents who are agonizing over the decision to send their children in …

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Rep. Sibilia: July 19th

Good evening and I hope you have been keeping cool and taking in the sunshine! I love this time of year and seeing my garden exploding and spending time outside with TJ on free evenings. I have spent some time today reading about civil rights icon John Lewis who passed away this weekend. What a …

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Rep. Sibilia: July 12th update

Good afternoon all Last week featured lots of state announcements and new programs kicking off. You will find information for landlords and tenants, businesses, and on food, schools and the Vermont's Ethics Commission soliciting public input. This was also my first week back working at my year round job at BDCC in person - a …

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Rep. Sibilia: June 8th update

Iris and bee balm coming up in my garden First - if you are still having issues with unemployment - please reach out to me - we have additional guidance on trying to assist you. On Friday the Vermont House passed second reading of a "skinny" transitional budget for the first quarter of FY' 21 …

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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...

Rep Sibilia: Fall Countdown

Good morning from Goose City It's hard to believe Fall is approaching and school is starting for families in our district. September also brings a number of events of interest in our district: Information session on forming a southern Vermont Communications Union District on September 11th from 6-7:30 at Memorial Hall in Wilmington. The info …

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Sibilia: Final report of the 2019 Vermont Legislative Session

Some may know my father passed away last month. As a result, I missed several votes at the end of the session which I will discuss below. Speaker of the House Mitzi Johnson confers with Republican Leader Patti McCoy, Assistant Republican Leader Rob LeClair, Progressive Leader Robin Chesnut-Tagerman and independent Ben Jickling as the House …

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