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Legislative Update – March 26, 2015

Mar 26, 2015 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

House Judiciary Committee Work We have been working closely with the House Appropriations Committee to find savings and efficiencies in the Judicial Branch's budget while maintaining Vermonter's constitutional right of access to justice. We are considering the following bills: S.13: Modification of procedures related to placement on the Sex Offender Registry. This bill was prompted by audits of the ...

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Legislative Update – March 12, 2015

Mar 12, 2015 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

I am glad I was able to speak at all 5 Town Meetings. Thank you for your questions and feedback. Thank you to Town Moderators and officials for allowing Rep. Greshin and me to interrupt the meeting orders and speak. Sex Offender Notification Law Clarification to what was reported in the Valley Reporter: Please note, the significance ...

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2015 Town Meeting Report

Mar 5, 2015 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

Education Thank you school board members and others for your feedback on how to move forward on education and property tax reform. Public demand for a more affordable and equitable education structure has focused the work of the House Education Committee this session. Every community in Vermont faces the growing expense of ensuring that all students can ...

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Driver Restoration Day Press Conference

Driver Restoration Day Announced

Feb 26, 2015 No Comments ›› barb

On February 24th, I attended a press conference with Peter Shumlin, Chittenden County State’s Attorney TJ Donovan and others to announce a pilot Driver Restoration Day to be held in Burlington on March 20th to help Vermonters in Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, and Washington counties who have had their licenses suspended for failure to pay traffic ...

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Vermont State House

Legislative Update

Feb 26, 2015 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

I am enjoying my new position as chair of House Judiciary. Below you will find an update on our some of our work. I continue to work with school board members and others on education and property tax reform. I am very concerned about the state of Vermont Health Connect and the burdens it has ...

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Vermont State House

Legislative Update

Feb 12, 2015 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

Things are in full swing at the State House. The Legislature's website is a great resource to follow committee work. Below, I will update you on the Education and my committee's work. Education: This past week, the Education Committee released a first draft of a bill. Below you will see a report from the committee. Please note, ...

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Vermont State House

Legislative Update

Jan 29, 2015 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

State House Congratulations to: Elizabeth (Lizzy) Hewitt and her parents Mary Gow and Steve Hewitt of Warren. Lizzy has joined VTDigger! VTDigger is a great resource to help us stay informed. Look for Elizabeth's news stories. Kevin and David and Warren Babic, who attended the reading of a resolution honoring Rico Babic's 100th birthday! It was an ...

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“Green Thumbs at Work” Grant Program

Jan 14, 2015 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

The "Green Thumbs at Work" grant program is happening again this year! This program provides funding and technical assistance from Vermont Department of Health and the Vermont Community Garden Network for the development of food gardens at small worksites around Vermont. The application is due by January 30th. More information as well as a link to the ...

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Vermont State House

Highlights from the first week of the 2015 Legislative Session

Jan 12, 2015 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

A few noteworthy highlights from the first week: A moving resolution was read proclaiming January 8th as Homelessness Awareness Day. The resolution contained powerful statements about the impact of homelessness on children. I was pleased to hear Speaker Smith recognize education funding and property taxes as a priority and directing the new education committee to work on this issue. I was ...

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Legislative Update 1/12/15

Jan 12, 2015 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

It is an honor to be back at the State House. Thank you for giving me the privilege to represent you. I am thrilled to report that I have been appointed Chairwoman of the House Judiciary Committee. I have served as Vice-chair for 12 years. I am excited about my new leadership role. This is my ...

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