State News

What a difference a year makes

By Rep. Jim Harrison Last spring there were no fee increases and no tax hikes being proposed (other than for a scaled back family leave plan, which was met with a veto). Last year the governor was proposing to keep […]

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State News

The importance of town meetings

By Sen. Alison Clarkson One of the biggest challenges for a state senator is attending Town meetings.  The Windsor County District encompasses 26 towns and is the largest county in Vermont.  I treasure Vermont’s Town Meeting tradition and its form […]

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State News

A rule is a rule until it’s not

By Rep. Jim Harrison As we enter the ninth week of the 2019 legislative session and the official crossover date of March 15, committee schedules take on extra meaning this week. Crossover is set by legislative leadership and marks the […]

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State News

Nothing in the middle

By Rep. Jim Harrison The House spent two days this past week debating a wide variety of amendments to H.57, the abortion rights legislation. None of the proposals passed and H.57 went on to approval easily. In my vote explanation […]

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State News

Delay of proficiency-based learning mandate sought

By Lola Duffort/VTDigger The president of the Vermont-NEA asked lawmakers to consider pushing back the deadline for implementing proficiency-based graduation requirements in the state’s high schools to 2022. Proficiency-based learning asks that student progress be assessed on the skills they can show they […]

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