Legislative Update

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve you in the State House. 

Many important issues are facing our state. While the challenges are enormous, so are the opportunities to make a difference. We continue to make difficult choices in a challenging economic climate. Our job as legislators is to make sure these decisions are informed, balanced, and thoughtful. Although this is challenging, stimulating, and humbling work, I am excited to be representing Hartland, Windsor, and West Windsor at this point in Vermont’s history. 

I'm working on updating my website to include information about the last legislative session.

To learn more about what was accomplished during the 2012 legislative session, click here or select a topic from the list below:


AGRICULTURE

Vermont’s Working Landscapes

Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food


APPROPRIATIONS

Funding our Values: the Vermont State Budget


COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI)

Mutual Benefit Enterprise


EDUCATION

Community High School of Vermont

Green Cleaning

Educational Leadership

CPR/AED Training in Schools

Protecting our Students


FISH WILDLIFE AND WATER RESOURCES

Prohibition of Fracking

Preparing for future flood disasters

Rivers and Lakes

State Fish


GENERAL HOUSING AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

Supporting Growing Industries

Growing and Preserving Affordable Housing

Recognition of Native American Indian Tribes in Vermont

Military Affairs


GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

Redistricting

Search and Rescue

Embezzlement Prevention and Detection in Our Municipalities


HEALTH CARE

Vaccinations

Health Care Exchange


HUMAN RESOURCES

Vermont’s Mental Health Care System 

Hemp

Youth Smoking Prevention

Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Sixteen Year Olds May Donate Blood

Protecting Adults from Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation


INSTITUTIONS AND CORRECTIONS

The Capital Bill


JUDICIARY

Protecting Civil Liberties

Same-Sex Marriage Dissolution

Bias-Free Policing Policies

Criminal Record Expungement

Disclosure by Companies That Buy Out Structured Settlements

Diversion Contracts to Clear Driving Records


NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY

Universal Recycling and Solid Waste

Investing in Renewable Energy


TRANSPORTATION

Investing in Our State Infrastructure

Honoring Our Fallen Soldiers – “Next of Kin” license plates


WAYS AND MEANS

Mobile Home Financing and Weatherization

Taxes: Paying Our Fair Share – the “Vermont Way”

Flood Recovery & Resiliency


MISCELLANEOUS

Citizens United Resolution


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