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: Update Sept 7th

Good evening, I hope you have had time to rest and to spend with family this Labor Day weekend. As Vermont's entire education community begins another year of instruction and learning, I encourage us to all remain informed and engaged. There is nothing more important to a society then it's children which are the future. …

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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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Rep. Sibilia: A temporary 8 week adjournment

Cross State Travel Information Leisure TravelThe State of Vermont has determined that any county with less than 400 active cases of COVID-19 per one million residents is now eligible for quarantine-free leisure travel. This map is populated with raw data from Johns Hopkins University and uses multiple factors to determine how many active cases are …

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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 6 of the Vermont Legislative Session

February 14th at the Capitol Next week will see us start to have a number of bills on the floor including a possible attempt to override the governor’s veto of an accelerated Minimum Wage increase plan (S.23) that had been worked out between the House and Senate. A vote to override the governor’s veto of …

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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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