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 »

Report from Montpelier

Report from Montpelier

By Rep. Jessica Brumsted After the horrible events that happened last week in Florida, I couldn’t help but write about my frustration in wanting to do more to protect our children’s right to feel safe at school. We need to come together and do something. It almost happened here in Vermont except for a tip… Read More »