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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Rep. Sibilia: December post

Climate OpEd, Legislative Survey, Recreation Grants, State finances, Property Tax Rates, Civics and Open Enrollment

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...

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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