2016 End of Session Report

Dear friends and neighbors, This year's session ended Saturday, which also marked the completion of the 2015/2016 biennium.  The last days of the second year of a biennium are incredibly chaotic, as any legislation introduced in 2015 or 2016 Sessions must pass or start the process all over again next year. Below are some summaries …

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Final weeks of the session coming up

Act 46 and School Choice updates: Last week I participated in a regional panel discussion on Act 46 sponsored by Marlboro Colleges Center for Creative Solutions alongside Brad James from the Agency of Education, Superintendents Ron Stahley and Dan French,  Wilmington student Peyton Eisler and Whitingham student Kassidy Walkowiak.  It is inspiring to have students …

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2015 Session Wrap Up

At 11:15 pm on Saturday May 16th,  the gavel fell signaling the end of 2015 Legislative Session.  Since then I have resumed working full-time at my regular employment job - Director of Economic and Workforce Development for SE Vermont's Windham Region, attended the last school events of the season for my middle schooler, and celebrated …

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Rep. Sibilia 2015 Town Meeting Legislative Update

Town Meeting Legislative Update   March 3, 2015 Dear Friends and Neighbors: It is an honor to represent you in our State Legislature and communicate the activities of the General Assembly to you in this newsletter. I have been busy since the beginning of the session working in my committee, researching issues and developing legislation. …

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Living wage legislation doesn’t address the real problem in our district

Last year, at the invitation of the Speaker of the House and the Governor, I attended a pair of hopeful all-day sessions in Burlington on the future of education and education financing in Vermont. The first session featured education innovator and author Tony Wagner and Vermont’s first ever Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe. Over the …

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14 mile Valley Trail opens – chalk one up for the 6 P’s!

I was honored to speak at this morning's long awaited Valley Trail grand opening.    Successful community economic development projects of this magnitude require the 6 P's:  Perseverance, Patience, Persistence and strong Partnerships between the Public and Private sector.  This is a tremendous new asset for the Deerfield Valley, and I'm pretty proud to have played …

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