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This crossover week was marked by many hours spent of the Floor of the House. Again, a wide variety of bills came before us as we worked our way through the daily calendars. A couple of the bills required significant debate. One of those was a bill … more
The ice is cold, but the players don't seem to mind. They are racing down the rink, chasing the puck as they whack it back and forth with wild enthusiasm. It's a double header tonight, girls hockey followed by boys. From the packed parking lot, it … more
The rise in activism we've seen since the election has the potential to be a truly transformative force in our society — but only if we can all keep it up. Our challenge as individuals and as a community is to find a way to make it … more
By Greg MarchildonIf you were to ask a typical Vermont resident how to fix health care in America, you can be sure [he/she] would not suggest that Washington allow insurance companies to price people out of affordable coverage.Yet Congress is now … more
Most of us don't give much thought to finding and using a bathroom when we need it. But imagine how different your life would be if you had to plan every bathroom trip in advance and were never sure if you were going to get there in time.Since my … more
Many Republican voters, who voted for Trump will suffer under the Ryan budget. What is the moral center of such a large group of people, voters, citizens who affiliate themselves with the Republican party? Can we characterize the Republican/Trump … more
Act 46 provides for an alternative to merging. It is called an Alternative Governance Structure. It is defined as: A Supervisory Union, with member districts; that provides for Pre-K-12 education for all its students; maximizes its operation … more
I have spent three decades of my life working for clean water in multiple arenas including public policy, regulatory affairs, citizen education, and managing direct hands on projects to improve the health of all rivers and their associated lakes, … more
Crossover is upon us and bills of all sorts are coming to the Floor of the House. Several bills from Government Operations were reported and passed with little debate, as was the Transportation Bill. One bill that did require significant debate was … more
My apologies - it has been some time since I have written and a lot has happened. A quick recap with the pledge to keep you informed in a more timely manner from now until the end of the session - sometime in May.My morning committee is Judiciary … more
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