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Mixed messages

By Rep. Jim Harrison Last Thursday, April 29, the House approved changes to the Brattleboro charter that will allow 16-year-olds to vote in municipal elections and serve on town boards such as select boards. Additionally, 15-year-olds can vote early or […]

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“Jimmy”

By Rep. Jim Harrison File it under “be careful what you divulge in a public forum.” As I began some remarks in a House session last week, I started with a short childhood story to make a point where my […]

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Signs of spring

By Rep. Jim Harrison Last week there were unmistakable signs of spring around us. Warmer temperatures, area golf courses reopening, crocuses and daffodils blossoming and more. Another sign of spring happens in the Legislature this time of year as well. […]

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Nothing in the middle

By Rep. Jim Harrison The House spent two days this past week debating a wide variety of amendments to H.57, the abortion rights legislation. None of the proposals passed and H.57 went on to approval easily. In my vote explanation […]

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Down to business

By Rep. Jim Harrison Entering the fifth week of the 2019 session the pace is picking up. Committees have had a chance to review and dissect some of the proposals before them and are starting to push bills out to […]

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The road ahead

By Rep. Jim Harrison At the beginning of every legislative session, governors give a State of the State address or as in the case of a new biennium like this year, an inaugural speech. Such talks generally offer little in […]

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A different dynamic

By Rep. Jim Harrison Last Wednesday, Jan 9, marked the beginning of the new legislative biennium. Voters returned all statewide office holders, including Gov. Phil Scott, and the Legislature voted to have House Speaker Johnson and Senator Ashe head up […]

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