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: 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: 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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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: October Updates

Greetings from Goose City! Secretary of State Jim Condos and Tom Little in Dover talking about Apportionment and the 2020 Census This email contains information on several opportunities to engage your government and directly weigh in on state policy. Locally, Rep. John Gannon and I are hosting a legislative breakfast for businesses on November 20th …

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Equifax settlement, weatherization, water quality, working lands and mental health

Good evening,I hope you all had time to enjoy some of this weekend's beautiful weather. A few updates relevant to tax issues, the Equifax data breach and a settlement for Vermonters whose information was stolen, a new home weatherization incentive program for moderate income households and two opportunities to provide some direct feedback to critical …

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Sibilia: End of Session Report on House Energy and Technology Committee

The House Energy and Technology Committee deals with matters relating to energy, including the regulation of power generation, transmission facilities, energy efficiency, natural gas facilities, and siting of energy facilities; utilities, including rates and quality of service; telecommunications, siting of telecommunications facilities, the buildout of cellular and broadband services, and rates and quality of service; …

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