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 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, …

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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: 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: February 21 update

Good evening, Some important updates on COVID-19 regulations, Department of Labor forms, and new relief. Vermont DFR COVID-19 Modeling February 23, 2021 Effective February 23, 2021: If you have been vaccinated, you do not need to quarantine to travel to Vermont or return to Vermont, as long as at least 14 days have passed since …

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Vermonters: Department of Labor provides update on data breach and 1099-G tax form

Possible Data Breach Good evening, If you or a family member has received unemployment income this year, please pay attention to the press release below about a data breach affecting a select group of up to 50,000 Vermonters. Not all unemployment claimants are thought to be affected. I will be providing updates as we receive …

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Rep. Sibilia: Feb 8th update

Good evening, I've included a number of updates below. Good news is beginning to increase; more then 10% of Vermonters have now been vaccinated, and vaccinations are going up and the number of active cases is slowly going down. Bennington County surge slows down, but residents remain on high alert FORTY Days left till Spring!Photo …

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Rep. Sibilia: October 13 updates

Latest modeling guidance from Vermont Department of Finance and Regulation COVID-19 Modeling October 13, 2020 Presentation From the Vermont Secretary of State: Need to know info about Vermont’s mailed ballots Vermonters age 60 and older and Family Caregiver Surveys The Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living (DAIL) wants to learn about older Vermonters’ needs …

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Rep. Sibilia: Cannabis Sales, Use of Force, Expanded Hazard Pay Become Law

GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT ANNOUNCES ACTION ON BILLS Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced action on a range of bills, including the Legislature’s bill to create a regulated cannabis market in Vermont, which will be allowed to go into law without his signature.  Throughout the Legislature’s four-year push to create a regulated cannabis market, …

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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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