Posts filed under: Legislative Report

As we watch the January 6 hearings it is evident that the democratic form of government that we take for granted has been threatened and still is under tremendous stress....
An outcry over his vote on Proposal 5 has caused Rep. Mike Yantachka to reverse his position on the proposed state constitutional amendment and, at least in part, motivated another...
Charlotte’s representative Mike Yantachka does not think his vote against Prop 5 will have a lot of impact on his chances in the next election....
The last couple of weeks of a legislative session are marked by a frenzy of movement as bills pass back and forth between the House and Senate with proposals of...
Overdose prevention sites don’t work and Yantachka running for reelection as representative....
Having finished our work on bills initiated in the House, committees turned their attention to bills coming from the Senate and to other matters of importance....
As the Legislature hit the crossover date last week, House committees were busy finalizing work on the dozens of bills they had been working on since January....
Surely, we are all horrified by the devastation that is happening in Ukraine. The uncalled-for war initiated by Vladimir Putin has outraged the world and resulted in a unified front...
Town Meeting marks the halfway point in the Vermont legislative session, and it’s a good time to highlight some of the work the Legislature has accomplished....
It is very apparent by now that climate change is happening both locally and globally with rising average temperatures and devastating effects, including extraordinary wildfires...
Jeopardy host: In the category “Technology,” systems (usually software) capable of perceiving an environment through data acquisition and then processing and interpreting the derived information to take action or imitate...
On Tuesday, Jan. 4, the Legislature returned to Montpelier in person for the second half of the biennium....
Although it’s been only two years, it seems a lifetime ago that we first heard of the SARS-CO-V2 coronavirus, a.k.a. COVID-19....
Vermont law requires political parties to reorganize in every odd-numbered year by electing members at town caucuses and then sending representatives to county committees, which send representatives to the state...
When the Legislature adjourned in May, it allowed for a brief return to consider any legislation Governor Scott might have vetoed.  When the governor vetoed his third bill of this...
The Vermont legislature wrapped up a historic session that took place 100% remotely from January 6 to May 21....
As I write this, the Vermont legislature is nearing the end of the session – we hope! Several bills passed both chambers, House and Senate, in the last two weeks...
The following will be read on the floor of the House on Friday, May 14, when the session begins at 9:30 a.m....
Are you in the market for a new or used automobile? Are you concerned about climate change and want to reduce your fossil fuel consumption? Have you been thinking about...