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Legislative Update – January 25, 2018

Jan 25, 2018 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

Police Protection/Impact of Recent Police Shooting on the Valley and State Police Resources The recent shooting of an alleged bank robber in Montpelier is troubling for many reasons. I was concerned about the loss of 8 state troopers in the Valley and our communities. These troopers were appropriately on administrative leave. Given we rely on the ...

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Vermont Judicial Commission on Family Treatment Dockets Formed

Jan 17, 2018 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

I have been asked to join the newly formed Vermont Judicial Commission on Family Treatment Dockets. This commission will address improvements to the child protection docket. The text of the Commission's Charge and Designation, signed by the Vermont Supreme Court on January 8, 2108, follows. __________ VERMONT JUDICIAL COMMISSION ON FAMILY TREATMENT DOCKETS Charge and Designation A. Background 1. Opioid addiction ...

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Legislative Update – January 11, 2018

Jan 11, 2018 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

[caption id="attachment_616" align="alignright" width="300"] By John Phelan - Own work, CC BY 3.0[/caption] Happy New Year! I am excited to be back at the State House as your representative and to continue to chair the House Judiciary Committee. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve you. Congratulations and welcome to Rep. Ed Read. I look ...

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AG Donovan hosts press conference on Criminal Justice Reform

Jan 8, 2018 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

Attorney General TJ Donovan will host a press conference Wednesday, January 10th at 12:30pm to discuss his legislative priorities regarding Criminal Justice Reform and the work the new Community Justice Division of the Attorney General's office is doing to promote public safety and provide more equal access to justice. The Attorney General will be joined by ...

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Green Mountain Secure Retirement Plan Public Meetings

Jan 8, 2018 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

Join Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce and stakeholders for a public hearing to develop a retirement option for Vermont employers and the self-employed. The Treasurer’s Office will be holding two public meetings to solicit input from employers and employees regarding implementation of the Green Mountain Secure Retirement Plan. The meetings will take place on the following dates: ...

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VT House Approves Marijuana Legalization

House Approves Marijuana Legalization

Jan 5, 2018 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

For Immediate Release Thursday, January 4, 2018 Contact: Representative Jill Krowinski House Majority Leader JKrowinksi@leg.state.vt.us   HOUSE APPROVES MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION The House today passed legislation to that legalizes the possession of marijuana on a vote of 81-63. “This is a thoughtful, incremental approach to marijuana legalization, and we’re proud to be the first state in the nation to pass marijuana legalization without the pressure ...

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