Rep. Sibilia: Week 11 of the 2019 Vermont legislative session

This week we passed the budget, tax and capital bills out of the House. I also reported on a community broadband bill to the House of Representatives where it received a 139-2 vote.

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Rep. Sibilia: Week 10 of the 2019 Vermont legislative session

Vermont Foodbank served up winterslaw Friday afternoon made with Gilfeather Turnip Busy weeks and late nights as we pass the halfway mark on the session- a number of bills of interest are moving through the legislature... Bills of note S.169 An act relating to firearms procedures has passed the Senate and is headed to the …

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Rep. Sibilia: Week 9 of the 2019 Vermont legislative session

After being out of session for the Town Meeting week - the legislature reconvened last week to finalize policy bills expected to move out of the House or Senate and over to the other legislative body.  This period of time is called "crossover". Bills that make it through crossover and have a successful vote of …

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Scam Alert from the VT Attorney General’s Office – Computer Tech Support

Tech support scammers make convincing claims that there is a serious problem with your computer or a virus to get your money and steal your personal information. They use pop-ups or other urgent messages saying your computer is infected.  If you receive a call, hang up! If you click on a pop-up or strange link, …

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Rep. Sibilia Week 7: H.57 passes House, new Adjutant General elected, minimum wage bill on the move

Good evening, Hope to see folks at the Dot's of Dover fundraiser Sunday, February 24, 2-5 PM, at The Dover Forge which is raising money for the employees affected by the fire that destroyed Dot's in January. ~~~~ Work continues in our committee on a 3.1M Telecommunications Bill and I look forward to sharing more …

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Countering the geographical impacts of automation: Computers, AI, and place disparities

it is clear that a deliberate, coordinated adjustment stance enlisting federal, state, and local policymakers, educators, the private sector, and civil society may well be needed to push back against the regional imbalances that tech has exacerbated in recent decades. — Read on http://www.brookings.edu/research/countering-the-geographical-impacts-of-automation-computers-ai-and-place-disparities/

Rep. Sibilia: Week 5 of the #Vermont Legislative Session

Good evening! My latest oped title "Let Them Stream Netflix" will be posted later this evening. It has to do with the current situation with Vermont's rural landline telephone service. ~~~ This week the legislature spent a considerable amount of time debating H.39 which provides extensions to Act 46 timetables for districts that have been …

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