Tag Archives: Legislative update

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 16, 2018

Legislative Update: Session ends with late Saturday night

By Senator Alison Clarkson, Windsor-5

The 2018 Legislative session adjourned very late Saturday evening May 12. It always ends after about two weeks of intense negotiations between the House and the Senate resolving our policy differences in committees of conference. And, it is always a…

State News
May 3, 2018

Legislative update: Reflecting on progress

By Senator Alison Clarkson, Windsor-5

Vermont’s Legislature is in its final stages of our 2017-18 Biennium.  If bills are to make it into law they need to be acted on by both the House and the Senate by the “fall of the gavel,” which 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…

State News
March 7, 2018

Legislative update: Town Meeting week

By Senator Alison Clarkson

It’s Town Meeting week and we are about half way through Vermont’s Legislative Session. We’ve pressed hard to vote out all the priority bills from our Committees in order to meet our “cross over” deadline (that point in the Session when…