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Remarks in Support of H.764: Data brokers and consumer protection

Feb 15, 2018 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

The following are my remarks in support of H.764: An act relating to data brokers and consumer protection, which I delivered on the House Floor today. I rise in support of H.764. H.764 is critical to protect victims of domestic violence, dating violence and sexual assault by giving them control over their personal data and protect themselves ...

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Legislative Update – February 8, 2108

Feb 8, 2018 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

Property Tax Relief Property tax relief is perhaps the biggest concern I hear from you. I am pleased to report that the House Ways and Means Committee is addressing this concern. The Committee is working on a proposal that will reduce reliance on the homestead property tax, will better reflect ability to pay, respects the requirements ...

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H.562 Parentage Bill Report

Feb 5, 2018 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

H.562: An act relating to parentage proceedings is the result of the Parentage Study Committee’s work. This body enacted the Committee last session in response to the Vermont Supreme Court’s repeated request, both through testimony and case law, to provide legislative recommendations to modernize Vermont’s parentage laws in recognition of the changing nature of Vermont ...

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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   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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Robert J. Thompson Eastern Leadership Academy

Aug 28, 2017 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

For Immediate Release Robert J. Thompson Eastern Leadership Academy August 27-31, 2017 (Philadelphia, PA) August 27, 2017 – Lackluster state revenues resulting from sluggish tax revenue growth in the past two fiscal years combined with Congress’ proposed changes to Medicaid could pose significant new costs for states in future years. With the Trump administration’s push for deep ...

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