report from montpelier

report from montpelier

By Rep. Joan Lenes I first want to thank the Shelburne News for running our “Report from Montpelier.” Some local papers throughout the state do not offer the same opportunity for their legislators. Often folks will thank me for the updates and say they appreciate the information. It is a great way for me to… Read More »

Report from Montpelier: June 5, 2014

Investments in Vermont environment and infrastructure In Rep. Kate Webb and Joan Lenes’ last column for the season, they have highlighted a few pieces of legislation passed this year that protect Vermont’s environment and infrastructure. Capital Investments in our State: The capital bill includes the culmination of a six-year effort to provide a strategy and… Read More »

Report from Montpelier: May 29, 2014

Education update Shelburne Representatives Joan Lenes and Kate Webb highlight education in this second article in a three-part series. Next week: environment and infrastructure Important conversations began this year addressing the future and underlying costs of education and school governance. By the end of the session, we simply ran out of time to complete this… Read More »

Report from Montpelier: May 22, 2014

In a two-part series, Shelburne Representatives Joan Lenes and Kate Webb will highlight a number of issues that passed out of the legislature this year. This week: health concern. Next week: education. Vermont and the Affordable Care Act: Vermont had a very difficult rollout of our health care exchange, as did many other states. Legislative… Read More »

Report from Montpelier: May 15, 2014

By Rep. Kate Webb When I entered the legislature in 2009, the Great Recession dominated our work. Two years later, Tropical Storm Irene and the spring floods took center stage. This biennium, we experienced the slow crawl out from the Great Recession and opened fertile and often emotional conversations about moving forward with less money… Read More »

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