Column, State News

Gov, we are organized!

By Rep. Jim Harrison The first week of a new legislative biennium is full of tradition, pomp and circumstance, along with a heavy dose of getting organized. And, unlike the U.S. Congress this past week, the Vermont House and Senate […]

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And the stockings were hung….

By Rep. Jim Harrison The popular holiday poem, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Clement Moore, was first published nearby in a Troy, New York newspaper on Dec. 23, 1823. With this past weekend’s fresh snow cover, the visions of […]

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A mixed message

By Jim Harrison Voters overwhelmingly re-elected moderate Republican Phil Scott to a fourth term as Vermont’s Governor. Scott had the largest victory margin of any Vermont Governor since the mid 60s with his 72% to 24% over Democrat Brenda Siegel. […]

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Kicking the can

By Rep. Jim Harrison In my column last week, I gave House Speaker Krowinski kudos for taking on the very difficult issue of pension reform this year. In the ensuing week of pushback from the state employees’ and teachers’ unions, […]

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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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