Tag Archives: chittenden

Column
July 11, 2018

Legislative update: Reflections

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

With the conclusion of the Vermont legislative session, I will be taking a break from the regular updates until after the elections. I hope you have enjoyed the reports via email or in this paper. If…

State News
June 20, 2018

Legislative Update: Budget veto No. 2

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

All was quiet last week at the State House with the full House and Senate off (except for some committee meetings on Friday, June 15), waiting on what Gov. Phil Scott would do with the new…

Local News
May 30, 2018

Harrison announces candidacy for re-election

Staff report

Rep. Jim Harrison, reprsenting Chittenden, Bridgewater, Killington and Mendon, announced his candidacy for the Rutland-Windsor-1 district.

Harrison, 65, was appointed to the Legislature by Gov. Phil Scott last April to fill the uncompleted term of former Rep. Job Tate,…

State News
May 23, 2018

Legislative update: Back to Montpelier

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

A scant couple days passed after the Legislature adjourned before Governor Scott issued his highly anticipated call for a special session to redo the education funding and budget bills. Scott has suggested that with advance leadership…

State News
May 16, 2018

Legislative Update: Overtime averted for now

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

The regular session of the 2018 legislative session was gaveled down at 12:18 a.m. Sunday morning, the conclusion of the 18 weeks allocated in the current year budget. The last few days, especially Saturday, May 12,…

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…

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 11, 2018

Time for a second look

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

It’s that time of the session, where the Senate committees are busy reviewing and amending House passed bills and the House is doing the same with Senate bills. While sometimes both bodies pass the same version…