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May 24, 2021  •  

Vermont Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

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The Vermont General Assembly adjourned sine die on May 21. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 2021 legislative session was conducted remotely. During the session, lawmakers failed to pass proposed ethics bills including House Bill 64 prohibiting gifts to legislators from […]

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Both the Vermont House and Senate are scheduled to begin their 2021 sessions Wednesday, January 6. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a majority of lawmakers will be attending remotely to swear in new members of both chambers and to […]

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November 4, 2020  •  

Vermont Governor Phil Scott Wins Reelection

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Incumbent Gov. Phil Scott won reelection for a third term as Governor of Vermont and defeated a challenge from current Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman. Gov. Scott has one of the highest governor approval ratings in the country and won the […]

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The Vermont General Assembly adjourned sine die on September 25. The Legislature normally adjourns in May but was extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lawmakers adjusted to the pandemic by holding remote online meetings. During the remote legislative session, lawmakers […]

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August 24, 2020  •  

Vermont Legislature Reconvenes

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On August 25, the Vermont General Assembly will reconvene the legislative session to discuss the governor’s proposed 2021 budget. Lawmakers will return to a virtual statehouse and all meetings will be conducted remotely. The budget public hearings will be available […]

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On March 13, the Legislature adjourned until Tuesday, March 24, due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns. The State House will be closed for cleaning and all staff except essential security and IT personnel will work remotely. Legislative leaders will reevaluate whether […]

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February 26, 2020  •  

Vermont State Rep. Matt Trieber Resigns

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On February 14, State Rep. Matt Trieber announced his resignation from the Windham-3 District. Trieber resigned his legislative seat to focus on his job as a youth counselor. Gov. Phil Scott will appoint a nominee to fill the vacancy from […]

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The Vermont General Assembly adjourned sine die on May 29. During the session the Legislature introduced a bill changing lobbying reporting dates from the 15th to the 3rd of the month. Lawmakers also introduced Senate Bill 157, proposing to grant […]

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The Vermont special session adjourned sine die on June 29. Gov. Phil Scott called the special session after vowing to veto the budget bill passed last month to prevent tax rate increases. On Monday, Scott announced his intention to let […]

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Lawmakers reconvene today in Montpelier for a special session called by Gov. Phil Scott. The focus of the special session will be on the state budget and property tax bills passed by the General Assembly during the regular session. Gov. […]

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Gov. Phil Scott called a special session for May 23, 2018. The governor is planning to veto the state budget and property tax bills passed during the regular session. Gov. Scott has promised to veto any legislation that increases taxes […]

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The Vermont General Assembly adjourned sine die May 12. Lawmakers passed a bill to amend campaign finance provisions relating to electioneering communications and mass media activities. House Bill 828 revises the definition of electioneering communications to include electronic or digital […]

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Gov. Phil Scott signed Senate Bill 8 today, approving the creation of a state code of ethics and a state ethics commission. The five-member commission will review cases of unethical behavior and, if necessary, send the case to the attorney […]

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The Vermont Legislature adjourned the 2017 regular session today, May 19, 2017. Lawmakers delayed adjournment by more than a week as they continued negotiations on the state budget. The budget includes a health insurance savings program for teachers, as demanded […]

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