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Legislative Update – March 16, 2017

Mar 16, 2017 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

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 full packed morning to update the Committee on F&IP. It was scheduled prior ...

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Town Meeting and Legislative Update – March 2, 2017

Mar 2, 2017 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

The 2017 legislative session has been one of uncertainty. Thank you for your trust in me. It’s a honor to serve you. I am proud to join with a tripartisan group of elected officials to stand united against some of the most egregious proposals from Washington, pushing back against the President’s illegal and immoral immigration ...

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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 KLevasseur@leg.state.vt.us 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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Legislative Update – January 19, 2017

Jan 19, 2017 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

It is great to be back at the State House. I have been appointed the Chair of the House Judiciary Committee again. I am excited to work on issues that promote workforce development through justice policy reform. These include: enhancing victims rights, ensuring fair and impartial policing, removing collateral consequences of a criminal record for ...

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Vermont House of Representatives 2017 Session Swearing-In

Jan 5, 2017 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

    Vermont House of Representatives 2017 Session Swearing-In It was an honor to be sworn in to the Vermont House of Representatives yesterday. I am excited to be back and re-appointed as Chairwoman of the House Judiciary Committee. Congratulations to Waitsfield resident Bill MaGill in his election as the Clerk of the House. It was fun to be part ...

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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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