Report from montpelier

Report from montpelier

By Rep. Jessica Brumsted With an estimated two weeks remaining in the 2017 legislative session, House and Senate committees are busy finishing work on the most pressing legislation. In House Government Operations, where I am a member, work continues on S. 8, the ethics bill that I wrote about in my last column. Committee Chair… Read More »

Keep moving . . .

By Jeff Albertson Hamstring Strains Spring is in the air! The transition from skiing and skating to running and jumping opens us up to certain injuries. Hamstring strains are one such injury. Who Gets It? Hamstring strains are relatively common in sports – especially those requiring explosive acceleration and jumping. Sports such as football, soccer,… Read More »

Safety Spot

By Jim Buell, 2nd Asst. Fire Chief, Shelburne Fire Dept. It is time to celebrate the arrival of spring. With warm days, lots of sunshine, birds singing, and the grass starting to turn green, I would say spring has arrived! Spring brings with it the feeling that we need to clean up from the winter,… Read More »

Report from Montpelier

Report from Montpelier

By Representative Kate Webb With the Senate poised to vote out the budget this week, we are on the road to adjournment by the end of the first week in May. The only must-pass bills before adjournment include the spending and revenue bills. All of those have moved to the Senate and as they return… Read More »

Beware of schemes during tax season

Beware of schemes during tax season

It’s tax season! Every year, around this time, the Internal Revenue Service publishes its dirty dozen – a list of scams criminals use to try and ferret out personal information and/or steal money. For example, if you received an email from a top executive in your company or organization requesting data from IRS form W2… Read More »

Report from Montpelier

Report from Montpelier

By Rep. Jessica Brumstead Last week, the House passed both the FY18 general fund budget and the capital budget and state bonding bill with nearly unanimous votes. Ever since February, I have observed all the members of the House Appropriations Committee come in early, work late, and travel to the statehouse on Mondays to produce… Read More »

Report from Montpelier

Report from Montpelier

By Rep. Kate Webb Last Friday, the House passed the 2018 budget on a vote of 143-1 and the corresponding revenue package on a vote of 138-0. This near unanimous support reflects universal acknowledgement that it is time to “keep the ship steady,” so to speak, as we prepare for uncertainty ahead. The budget focus… Read More »

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