Vermont’s rural electrification project for broadband

This commentary is by Rep. Tim Briglin, D-Thetford, and Rep. Laura Sibilia, I-Dover. They are chair and vice chair, respectively, of the Vermont House Energy & Technology Committee.  High-speed broadband internet service is a necessity for every Vermont household, yet one out of every four households struggle without it.  H.360, the $150 million broadband bill that …

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Governor Scott Announces Vermont Forward Reopening Plan

The plan serves as a roadmap toward fully reopening the economy, cross state travel, and events and gatherings in the months ahead Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott and other officials today outlined the State’s stepped plan to methodically and safely ease mitigation measures as more Vermonters are vaccinated. The roadmap – which is subject to change …

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Rep. Sibilia: April 5th, 2021 Update

Good evening, I hope those who celebrate had a joyous Passover or Easter. Contained in this update is information on vaccinations, new bills that have passed both the House and Senate, information on the House Budget, and information and an update on pension issues. S.13, which seeks to create a task force to implement the …

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Vermonters: Walgreens Offering Vaccine for People Age 65 and Older Starting Today

Walgreens Offering Vaccine for People Age 65 and Older Starting Today Supply at Walgreens allows for people in this age group to get vaccinated a few days before that phase opens statewide on March 1 BURLINGTON, VT – Starting today, Vermonters age 65 and older can make an appointment at Walgreens to get their COVID-19 vaccination. …

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Rep. Sibilia: February 14th update

Good evening all. 34 days till Spring! This week I have included two electoral reform pieces of legislation that have been introduced. A bill requiring civics education for all Vermont students and I have also reintroduced legislation that would require ranked choice voting to be used in primaries and in the election of our U.S. …

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Update on Vermont Department of Labor 1099 Improper Mailing and Data Incident

Updates regarding the 1099-G improper mailing and data incident provided below by the Vermont Department of Labor. Information for impacted individuals will also be provided direct to claimants via email, as well as through the Department website and social media channels. Next Steps for Individuals ID Protection Information Update No. 1: February 2, 2021 On …

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Info for Vermont Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claimants

MEDIA ALERT: INFORMATION FOR PUA CLAIMANTS Montpelier – Active Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claimants that are unable to file their weekly claim with the Vermont Department of Labor for the week ending December 26, 2020, are likely experiencing this because they have already received the maximum number of weeks through the program under the original …

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Rep. Sibilia: November 25 update

Lots of current topics with source data Good afternoon friends and neighbors, My heartfelt gratitude to all who are complying with the federal and state guidelines and limiting social interactions during this holiday. There is currently a mandatory quarantine period for all traveling to Vermont. I know folks are tired and missing their families and …

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