Rep. Sibilia: End of Vermont 2022 legislative session report

The 2022 budget has been signed - this reflects the culmination of work done during the legislative session. Here is a highlighted overview on what was and what was not accomplished this year in the legislature. A reminder that legislators work in committees to develop policy which then makes its way to the entire House …

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Memorial Day 2022 in Vermont: the survivors

On Memorial Day, we honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. And we can not forget their brothers and sisters in arms who have survived them. These survivors face increased threats to their lives from physical and mental ailments connected to their service. Military.com What Is the Airborne Hazard and Burn …

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Rep. Sibilia: Running for election to new Windham-2

Good afternoon, It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to have been elected to represent the Windham/Bennington district in the Vermont House of Representatives for the past four terms. Despite our efforts, this district, which includes the towns of Dover, Readsboro, Searsburg, Somerset, Stamford, Wardsboro and Whitingham, was eliminated in the …

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Rep. Sibilia: A Vermont Clean Heat Standard

In 2020 Vermont established a Climate Council charged with creating a comprehensive, equitable plan to lower our greenhouse gas emissions as part of the Global Warming Solutions Act. One of the most urgent and compelling reasons for this work was to help Vermonters adapt our lives, communities and businesses to the accelerating effects of climate …

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Rep. Sibilia: Town Meeting Update

“I like geography best, he said, because your mountains and rivers know the secret. Pay no attention to boundaries.”― Brian Andreas, Story People Town Meeting Legislative Update March 1, 2022Friends and Neighbors:  It is an honor to represent you in Montpelier. We are approaching the midway mark for the 2022 Legislative Session and significant issues impacting towns …

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Rep. Sibilia submits testimony on redistricting

Good morning, In the past 6 months I have provided information to the district on the legislative reapportionment process that must occur after every census to ensure that all voters have equal representation in their government (see below for information I provided in January.) Making sure every Vermonter has equal representation in government based on …

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Rep. Sibilia: 2022 Session Update Week 6

Good evening, The Legislature continues to meet in a hybrid fashion, the House meeting largely in person and the Senate still mostly remote. Senators are expected to come back after Town Meeting. The statehouse is starting to see more in person testimony and visitors as Vermont eases back from the increased winter pandemic precautions. This …

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Rep. Sibilia: 2022 Session Update Week 5

Good evening, This week I joined with members of the Vermont National Guard and Veterans Affairs Caucus, veterans organizations, the Lt Governor and members of governors cabinet to press for action to stop taxing military retiree pay. Vermont is one of only three states that fully taxes retiree pay. We made progress on this issue …

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