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4th Mar

2017

    The 2017 legislative session has been one of great uncertainty so far. We have new administrations in Montpelier and Washington DC, both of which are making some sharp policy distinctions from the previous administrations. While ...

20th Feb

2017

I have been hearing from concerned residents about Act 46 administrative mergers, both the proposed Wells/Middletown Springs union and what the future holds for Pawlet and Rupert. A common question is how I intend to represent all my ...

20th Feb

2017

This week Montpelier spoke with one voice as we took steps to prevent establishing any kind of government registry based on religion or race. The tri-partisan bill introduced at the Governor’s press conference Thursday is designed to ...

20th Feb

2017

There is a lot going on in the legislature, but I want to look briefly at two particular topics. The first is Governor Scott’s proposals around education funding. The second is the ongoing recount issue for a legislative race. Topic ...

20th Feb

2017

Although the legislature is already very busy this session there is a sense of suspended animation – waiting to see what cards we are dealt. Those cards are Governor Scott’s budget address and the Trump card, what actions will ...

20th Feb

2017

This early in the session there are a flurry of bills being sent to the various committees for consideration, with no bills coming out of committee yet for general debate. The uncertainty looming over us all is what will happen with a ...

20th Feb

2017

This January sees a complete changeover of leadership in the capitol as we swore in a new Governor, Lt. Governor, Senate President Pro Tem, and Speaker of the House; there are several new caucus leaders and over thirty new House ...

25th Oct

2016

Dear Editor,                                                                      October 12, 2016 This political season has been a brutal affront to all who want to serve our country or...

18th Jul

2016

Last Thursday the legislature met in a special session to act on the governor’s veto of S.230, “an act relating to improving the siting of energy projects”. As someone who worked extensively on the bill in committee and sat in on ...

18th Jul

2016

Public attention was primarily focused on the failed marijuana bill last week, but out of that spotlight some things were actually accomplished. The budget and revenue bills were approved with a number of small victories including ...