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Legislative Update – February 16, 2017

Feb 16, 2017 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

[caption id="attachment_616" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo by John Phelan - Own work, CC BY 3.0[/caption] It is an honor to Chair the House Judiciary Committee and work on such timely issues as immigration, bias free policing and the impact of implicit bias on our communities. Fair and Impartial Policing (F&IP) Quite a few weeks ago, I scheduled a ...

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House Introduces Legislation to Protect Civil Rights and Liberties

Feb 9, 2017 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

My committee (House Judiciary) will be taking testimony on this with the Senate tomorrow. For Immediate Release February 9, 2017 Contact: Katherine Levasseur (802) 828-2245 [email protected] HOUSE INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES OF ALL VERMONTERS Montpelier, VT - House Speaker Mitzi Johnson joined Governor Phil Scott, Attorney General T.J. Donovan, Senator Dick Sears, and others to introduce legislation designed ...

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Legislative Update – February 2, 2017

Feb 2, 2017 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

Budget Adjustment The Vermont House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Adjustment Act, the first bill of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session, on a vote of 141-0. The Budget Adjustment Act built on the Appropriations Committee’s years of work to reduce reliance on one-time funds, achieve better outcomes, and lower overall costs. The final bill prioritized ...

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Justice Reform Vision

The evolution of my justice reform vision

Feb 1, 2017 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

It has been helpful to sketch out my thinking on justice reform. I used my chart to lead committee discussion on forming our priorities.

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