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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 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.

State News
March 21, 2018

On deck: budget, taxes, firearms and more

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

Some of the sessions big issues will be up for votes on the House floor this coming week, including the “must pass” state budget. This is the time of year when committees have passed out bills…

Special Olympics Vermont brings winter games to Pico

March 18-20—MENDON—Special Olympics Vermont presents the 2018 Winter Games at Pico Mountain, March 18-20. Athletes will compete in Alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. The snowshoeing portion of the events will be held at Mountain Meadows XC Ski Center.

Sunday will see the…

Local News
March 14, 2018

Mendon ponders economic development moves

By Julia Purdy

MENDON—The recently formed Mendon Economic Development Committee ( MEDC) aims to improve Mendon’s economic health, looking ahead to the town-wide reassessment scheduled for 2020. The group took another step toward that goal Tuesday, Feb. 20, by discussing a tax stabilization measure and reviewing…

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,…