Bills to watch at midsession

By Rep. KATE WEBB Midyear “crossover” is in motion. Bills that committees hope to move through both chambers and to the governor’s desk this year are now out of committee rooms. Bills that change policy but not funding will head directly to the full House Chamber for debate. Bills that require changes in spending or… Read More »

House passes excise tax bill on e-cigarettes

By Rep. JESSICE BRUMSTED March means many things in Vermont: town meeting, sugaring, pot holes, longer days and even the clocks have been changed. Halfway through this legislative session, here are a few of the important issues under consideration: E-Cigarettes & Vaping In December 2018, the Surgeon General declared an epidemic in e-cigarette use among… Read More »

Students at the State House

By Rep. KATE WEBB As we say good bye to February and head toward Town Meeting, it seems that perhaps we need a little good news. The good news: students. Over the last month, the House Education Committee on which I serve has heard from a variety of student organizations who spoke to us about… Read More »

Report from Montpelier

Report from Montpelier

By REPS. JESSICA BRUMSTED and KATE WEBB  Happy New Year! The close of 2018 means we are just days away from a new legislative session. At 10 a.m. on Jan. 9, 110 returning and 40 new House members will be seated and sworn into office. This is a formal parliamentary procedure, followed by the election… Read More »

Report from Montpelier

Report from Montpelier

With the fall of the gavel on Sunday at 12:23 a.m., the General Assembly closed the books on the 2017-18 legislative biennium. Bills that did not pass through both chambers went to recycling bins. Those that did pass will meet their fate on the governor’s desk. The most concerning are the two “must pass” bills:… Read More »

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