STATE ANNOUNCES DOZENS OF NEW WEEKEND WALK-IN VACCINATION CLINICS

Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott today announced dozens of new walk-in clinics as the State works to make the COVID-19 vaccine easily accessible throughout Vermont. Governor Scott previously announced that when 80% of Vermont’s eligible population (those age 12 and older) have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the state will enter Step …

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Vermont Department of Public Service to Hold Hearings on the Draft for Public Comments Draft of the 10-Year Telecommunications Plan

Vermonters are invited to comment on the future of broadband expansion in Vermont. This is your opportunity to provide feedback on the state’s strategies for broadband rollout and other telecommunications matters. The Department will hold a public hearing on the public comments draft of the 10-year Telecommunications Plan on Thursday, May 27 at 6 p.m. and June 1 …

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An ending, an acknowledgement and a promise

Vermont's 2021 Legislative Session has just ended. The session was historic in many ways, including that it was conducted almost exclusively over Zoom. I will send out additional information about what has been accomplished and addressed in the coming days and weeks. For now, I want to share two pieces of legislation that passed this …

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Vermont may lift COVID-19 restrictions early

GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT ANNOUNCES THRESHOLD TO REMOVE ALL COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott today announced that when 80% of Vermont’s eligible population - those age 12 and older - have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the state will enter Step 4 of the Vermont Forward plan – currently …

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Sibilia: Vermont J.R.H. 6

My comments on the virtual floor during debate on J.R.H. 6 a resolution which declares racism a public health emergency. The disparities in health outcomes not only for COVID-19 but for maternal healthcare are significant. Acknowledgement of those disparities is the first step towards resolving them. Dissent and disagreement is a part of the People’s …

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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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