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Legislative Update: 25 May 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alison Clarkson   
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00

It always surprises me how much the Vermont Legislature accomplishes in our four and a half month session. In the 2015-16 biennium (two sessions) 1,153 bills were introduced and 233 bills actually passed. They range in subject matter from bills relating to stalking and criminal threatening to residential rental agreements, the VT estate tax to education funding, from regulating dental therapists to the siting of energy projects, the reduction of forest fragmentation to paid sick days and workforce housing. Every bill impacts Vermonters in some capacity whether it’s related to education, health, transportation, economic development, public safety or the environment. 

 
Legislative Update: 31 May 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alison Clarkson   
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:00

As the construction season begins, I thought people would like to know about two transportation projects people have been hoping would happen for quite a while. In addition, I’ll address some other transportation work. 

 
Town Meeting Report PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alison Clarkson   
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 00:00

Dear Friends and Neighbors –

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you in the Vermont Statehouse.  While the challenges are enormous, so are the opportunities.  The Legislature is working hard to make sure that Vermont delivers services essential to our lives in ever more accountable and efficient ways. As your Representative, my job is to make decisions that are informed, balanced and thoughtful.  This is difficult but stimulating work and I am excited to be representing Plymouth, Reading and Woodstock at this point in Vermont’s history. This report briefly summarizes some of the many issues we are working on.  I welcome your thoughts on these and other issues in this 2016 Legislative Session.

 
Legislative Update: 11 May 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alison Clarkson   
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 00:00

The gavel came down on Vermont’s 2016 legislative session well after midnight on Friday, May 6th. And, while we may be back to address a governor’s veto or the possible purchase of the Connecticut River dams, we are basically finished with our 2015-16 biennium. A lot ended in that moment. It represented the last moment four key leaders: the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the House and President Pro Tem of the Senate – would be leading state government in those capacities. I do not believe there has been as significant a transitional moment like this in the last century of Vermont politics. And, it ended 12 years of service in the House of Representatives for me – as I have decided to run for the open Windsor County Senate seat.

 
Legislative Update: 13 April 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alison Clarkson   
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 00:00

Last week the Vermont House voted to endorse an Economic Development package, a workforce housing measure which creates new opportunities for housing infrastructure and expands the very successful first-time home buyer down payment assistance program, and the House Judiciary Committee voted out a substantially altered Marijuana bill.

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