In the 2017-2018 session I was lead or co-sponsor on 60 different bills., which can be found here: legislature.vermont.gov/people/single/2018.1/23999. Topics ranged from from minimum wage to automobile inspections, to creation of a state bank and regenerative agriculture.
In addition I authored amendments on topics from the Education Fund to pollinator protection and Tax Increment Finance Districts.
As leader of the House Progressive Caucus I met weekly with the Speaker and the Democratic and Republican caucuses to discuss upcoming legislation and which issues would be contentious.
In addition to my regular Energy and Technology Committee and leadership duties I was also appointed to the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules (LCAR), which meets year around to review all new rules drafted by state agencies.
In all of these roles I work hard to advance sensible solutions to make Vermonter’s lives better.
One of the paradoxes of the legislature is that often the more you speak the less you are heard. Colleagues have commented that there are many legislators who speak, but fewer who are actually listened to. Keeping my floor speeches short and direct have put me in the second category.