State News

Not a spectator sport

By Rep. Jim Harrison In a few short weeks, ballots will be mailed to all registered voters in Vermont for the general election this fall. Voters can choose to fill the ballots out ahead of time and return to their […]

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Epilogue

By Rep. Jim Harrison Although the Vermont legislative session concluded on May 12, just like with a book or movie, I find it interesting to learn what happened afterwards. And because the legislative leaders decided to adjourn sine die, the […]

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State News

Sine die, ‘without a day’

By Rep. Jim Harrison The Vermont Legislature adjourned sine die last Thursday evening, May 12, after several long days finishing bills that were still in process. Sine die is Latin for “without a day,” meaning the Legislature adjourned without fixing […]

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State News

Posturing

By Rep. Jim Harrison With only 3-4 weeks left in the 2022 legislative session, key lawmakers in both the House and Senate are staking out positions on various bills moving through the process. The House education committee, for example, has […]

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State News

Six weeks to go?

By Rep. Jim Harrison Last Friday was the last day for the second group of State House pages. The eight students were recognized before the House and Senate and given a standing ovation for their six weeks of service at […]

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State News

Really?

By Rep. Jim Harrison Last fall I had the opportunity to meet up with our son, Ben, and two of our grandsons, Luke and Graham, for a golf weekend. During round two of the excursion, Ben and I were teamed […]

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State News

It’s been a frenzy!

By Rep. Jim Harrison It’s important to have deadlines to help discipline the legislative process. Without them, the session would likely extend longer than it does. Deadlines mean that the House Appropriations Committee must not only finish its work on […]

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