Sibilia: Week 1 of the 2020 #Vermont Legislative Session

Good evening! On Friday January 10th, the House held a moment of silence for former State Representative Dover Rep. Phil Bartlett who passed away earlier this year. As I did last year, I plan to send out an update on the week as well as links to information that may be helpful to constituents in …

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Windham County Delegation statement on Retreat

The Windham County Delegation has been aware of ongoing financial challenges being experienced by the Brattleboro Retreat related to multi-year, inadequate medicaid reimbursements, unexpected census declines, and the increasing cost of contract RNs and MDs due to national and state-wide workforce shortages. The Brattleboro Retreat is a 150 year old private mental healthcare institution providing …

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Rep. Sibilia: Storm info – power and phone outages expected in So. Vermont

Good afternoon Vermonters in our rural Southern Vermont towns,Hopefully you all have enjoyed a warm and festive holiday week with loved ones. I'm reaching out to ask you to please take preparations for the coming winter storm seriously. While there is still some uncertainty as to the amounts and types of precipitation, it seems likely that many …

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#Vermont Electric Vehicle Incentive Program Launched

Montpelier, Vt. – The State of Vermont today launched an incentive program for the purchase or lease of new plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), which include all-electric vehicles and plug in hybrid electric vehicles, with a total of $1.1 million in funding to help Vermonters go electric. The incentives are available to individuals with an annual …

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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...

Scam alert from the Vermont Attorney General’s Office – Open Enrollment Medicare Card and SSN phishing

Scammers are posing as Medicare saying they need your Medicare card number or Social Security Number to issue a new card or to verify medical information. Calls may also claim that your coverage is expiring or in need of renewal. During Medicare Open Enrollment and all year, hang up on these unsolicited calls! This scam …

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