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Vermont Air National Guard

On the upcoming Vermont Air National Guard deployment

Nov 23, 2016 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

As the Vermont Air National Guard 158th Fighter Wing are called upon to serve overseas, I would like to express my appreciation for their service and sacrifice. All Vermonters can be proud of the fine men and women who so selflessly serve to protect the interests of our nation. The timing of this deployment means ...

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Department of Defense Certificate of Appreciation, 2016

Department of Defense Certificate of Appreciation

Sep 30, 2016 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

It's an honor to once again receive this certificate of appreciation from the Department of Defense. The certificate recognizes my leadership on public policy that has a positive impact on Service members and their families in Vermont, particularly my sponsorship of House Bill 805: An act relating to employment rights for members of the National ...

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Public comment wanted on the future of Vermont Health Connect

Sep 28, 2016 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

PRESS RELEASE: Seeking public comment on the future of Vermont Health Connect John Schaeffer, President of Strategic Solutions Group (SSG), and other members of his team are seeking public comments on the future of Vermont Health Connect, in person, on Monday, October 10, 2016, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Room 11 at the State House, and through ...

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Volkswagen Diesel Settlement Information

Volkswagen Diesel Settlement Information

Sep 14, 2016 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

As you may know, Volkswagen is in the midst of variety of legal disputes and possible settlements over their illegal manipulation of emissions controls on a number of their diesel cars (sold by VW, Audi and Porsche). In Vermont, well over 3,000 Vermonters are affected by this unfortunate event, and the Vermont Attorney General has ...

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Rep. Grad in the House Chamber

Rep. Maxine Grad Seeks Re-Election

Aug 25, 2016 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

Rep. Grad has won awards for work on children, veterans’, victims and public safety issues during her decade-plus of public service MORETOWN, VT - Maxine Grad of Moretown announces her campaign for re-election, seeking a ninth term for state representative for Moretown, Duxbury, Fayston, Waitsfield and Warren. “I am proud of my accomplishments and want to ...

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End of Session Summary: Economic Development

Jun 2, 2016 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

A Summary of the Legislature’s Work on Commerce and Economic Development First Time Homebuyers Last year, we passed an Economic Development Bill that created a first-time homebuyer down payment assistance program that provides up to $5,000 to Vermonters in the form of a 0% interest rate loan, repaid to the Vermont Housing Finance Agency when the main mortgage ...

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Legislative Wrap-up, Part 1

May 19, 2016 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

Here is the first in a series of legislative wrap-ups. This week focuses on my committee: House Judiciary. It was a very productive session for the justice system. While this is our “off” time, I am busy working on constituent concerns and other justice issues as Chairwoman of the House Judiciary Committee. This week I have ...

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Legislative Update – May 5, 2016

May 5, 2016 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

Committee Work: We passed a number of bills pertaining to DNA collection, Criminal Threatening, Guardianships for Children and Juvenile Justice. The House passed H.95 regarding Juvenile Justice Reforms. This is perhaps one of the most important bills I have worked on. For many in the field of juvenile issues, this has been a 35 year endeavor. I serve on the ...

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Update on S.241: marijuana legalization legislation

Update on marijuana legalization legislation

Apr 14, 2016 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

I am writing to update you on the status of the marijuana legalization legislation. Many Vermonters have contacted me with their thoughts about the issue of legalizing marijuana. It is fair to say that some feel our bill doesn’t go far enough, some believe it goes too far and still others tell us it is ...

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Photo of the Vermont State House

Legislative Update – April 7, 2016

Apr 7, 2016 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

Kudos to Anna Van Dine! I had the privilege to introduce Anna at the State House last week to help kick off Arts Advocacy Day. Anna led the devotionals by reading one of her poems. Anna, a Hardwood student is the Vermont Poetry Out Loud runner up. Poetry Out Loud is a nation-wide poetry recitation contest ...

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