Virtual Town Hall Meeting Dates

TUESDAY, APRIL 21

Self Employed Update – PUA ProgramTime: 2:00pmOverview: Update on the application process and implementation of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), providing unemployment benefits for those previously not eligible. This includes Self Employed, Independent Contractors and Sole Proprietors, among others.Speakers: Michael Harrington (Interim Commissioner) and Cameron Wood (Director, Unemployment …

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Online Recovery Meetings & Resources

For Those in need of recovery services I received this
information:

Online Recovery Meetings/Resources:

ONLINE RECOVERY RESOURCES/MEETINGS:

https://unityrecovery.org/digital-recovery-meetings 
Offering online recovery support groups which will be available four times daily
at 9AM, 12PM, 3PM, and 9PM EST. 

https://www.12step.org/social/online-meetings/ 
Offers a variety of online meetings and various other outside resources 

https://www.AA-intergroup.org 
Offers online meetings with specialized topics with a variety of meeting
formats (i.e. chat, text, e-mail, etc.) 

https://www.addictionrecoveryguide.org/…/on…/online_meetings 
Offers a variety of online communications, including chat rooms, message
boards, etc. They also offer online media and online meetings with specific
meeting topics (i.e. cocaine anonymous) 

https://www.intherooms.com/home/ 
Offers online meetings with specialized topics. …

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Update on COVID-19

Update on COVID-19

AT THE STATEHOUSE

Last week, Speaker of the House Mitzi Johnson asked House Committees  to address the ramifications of COVID-19 in Vermont and what actions we can take. Each committee developed a list and— when legislation was called for— legislative counsel drafted it, committees took testimony and worked to edit it, and those committees came to the House Floor where we voted unanimously to approve each piece of legislation. We remained at the State House until our work was complete, working across party lines and suspending rules …

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Legislative Update

Legislative Update

Hello,
The pace at the State House is picking up as we work on advancing policies that
create an economy that works for everyone, not just a select few. Vermont
faces its share of challenges and opportunities. We have a plan of action to
give all Vermonters a fair shot and ensure a strong future.

I’m deeply disappointed the Governor vetoed the bill to raise the minimum wage for Vermonters, this is his second veto on this issue. The bill would raise the minimum wage to $11.75 in 2021 and $12.55 in …

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Remembering Paul Bruhn

Remembering Paul Bruhn

Today we passed a resolution honoring and remembering Paul Bruhn. Paul had an incredible passion for Vermont and for bringing people together. I think Senator Leahy said it best: “Paul became the founding executive director of the Preservation Trust of Vermont in 1980 and since then he has helped the Preservation Trust save countless architectural treasures in every corner of the state, helped reinvent communities that had eroded through years of neglect, and helped our state capitalize on its unique identity. There is hardly a …

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Jill Krowinski: House Dems’ plan of action

Jill Krowinski: House Dems’ plan of action

Last week, Vermonters from all corners of the state returned to the Statehouse for the 2020 legislative session. The speaker kicked off the first day with her vision to create an economy that works for everyone, not just a select few. Vermont faces its share of challenges and opportunities. We have a plan of action to give all Vermonters a fair shot and ensure a strong Vermont future.

During the 2019 session, House Democrats led initiatives to move all 14 counties forward. We invested in child …

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2018 Legislative Wrap Up-Part 1

2018 Legislative Wrap Up-Part 1

This year’s budget supports a healthy economy, strong families, and gives communities the resources they need to thrive, today and for years to come. We have a tradition in Vermont of focused, smart budgeting.  Revenue we can count on receiving annually is used to pay for ongoing expenses; windfalls, like receipts from the recent tobacco settlement, are invested in paying down state debt and building our savings. This protects us from the uncertainty brewing in DC, the likelihood of a recession, and ensures we can …

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Elmwood Avenue Contaminated Soil Documents

Elmwood Avenue Contaminated Soil Documents

In July, soil on Elmwood Avenue tested positive for two types of chemicals associated with dry cleaning.  The EPA has been testing soil and soil gas, the results should be back in the coming weeks. Obviously, we all hope the results come back negative and I’m working hard to get the latest information. My house is part of the possible impact zone and I understand the frustration of not knowing if we have a problem or not. The area being tested is Elmwood, Spring, Cedar, …

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Results of Wards 2 & 3 Town Meeting Survey

Results of Wards 2 & 3 Town Meeting Survey

Every year during Town Meeting Day, former Senator Bill Doyle releases a poll to gain an understanding of where Vermonters stand on current issues in the news and at the State House. Below are the results for Wards 2 and 3 in Burlington.

1) Are you concerned about the Vermont opiate crisis?
Yes 135
No 6
Not Sure 3

2) Do you believe water quality is a major issue in Vermont?
Yes 115
No 17
Not Sure 11

3) Should Vermont increase the minimum wage?
Yes 119
No 9
Not Sure 14

4) Do you believe Vermont is …

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Vote on Gun Violence Prevention Measures

Vote on Gun Violence Prevention Measures

On Friday, March 23rd, after 10 hours of debate the Vermont House preliminarily passed a second comprehensive gun violence prevention package on a vote of 85-59. I am proud to have voted in support of this legislation which includes: banning bump stocks, universal background checks, limits on magazine clips, and raising the minimum age to purchase a gun from 18 to 21. I strongly believe we should have the freedom to be safe in our homes, our schools and at work, without the constant threat …

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