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State News
May 9, 2018

Legislative update: The $58 million question

By Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington & Mendon

Will the 2018 legislative session wrap up this week, is the $58 million question? History tells us when there are deadlines, compromises are made at the eleventh hour and adjournment happens. While we hope that is…

State News
May 3, 2018

Legislative update: End game

By Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington & Mendon

With the legislative session scheduled to end by May 12, it remains a bit of a mystery as to how it will all come together. The veto of S.103, a chemical bill, could be a signal…

Plymouth, Bridgewater ticket the most in the state
Featured
May 2, 2018

Plymouth, Bridgewater ticket the most in the state

2017 traffic tickets in central Vermont

By Katy Savage

Locals aren’t surprised that Vermont Public Radio recently found both Bridgewater and Plymouth had the highest traffic ticket counts in the state last year.

Jim Haff got a ticket for going 10 miles over the limit…

Local News
May 2, 2018

Local tries to ski most vertical feet in the world

By Katy Savage

BRIDGEWATER—Scott Howard has skied more than 6 million vertical feet so far, this season alone.

On a good day, he can get 60 runs on Killington every day.

Howard has skied more (unofficially) than anyone else in the world. Howard is trying to make it official…

Local News
April 25, 2018

Legislative review: Home stretch?

By Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington and Mendon

It’s generally about this time of the session with a scheduled two or three weeks remaining, that we wonder how it will get all done. As of last Friday, 136 bills were passed by the House…

State News
April 4, 2018

A preview of things to come?

By Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington & Mendon

With six weeks left on the schedule for the 2018 legislative session, we got a glimpse this past week of the potential stumbling blocks prior to conclusion. With new gun legislation largely behind us (S.55 was…

State News
March 30, 2018

Legislative report: Who can be against lower taxes?

By Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington & Mendon

This past week, the Vermont House voted on a proposal to lower residential property taxes for education. Who could be against that? After careful consideration, I voted against H.911 when it came up for preliminary approval.

Local News
March 14, 2018

Second half of legislative session begins

By Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington & Mendon

It was great to see so many people at the town meetings in each of the district towns last week. Bridgewater’s meeting was unique in the sense that it was held at the Long Trail Brewery,…

State News
March 7, 2018

Legislative update: gun control and tax changes

By Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington & Mendon

A flurry of activity of various gun related issues highlighted activity at the State House this past week, prior to the Town Meeting recess. The legislature will return to Montpelier on March 13.

Gun control measures…

State News
February 28, 2018

Ed funding, school safety and coyotes

 By Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington & Mendon Education funding

Leadership in the Vermont House made it a priority earlier this session to address the way we fund K-12 education. The current system, which was born out of Act 60 about 20 years ago…