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Legislative Update – May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

The Legislature adjourned early Sunday morning. The Governor promised to veto the budget, as well as other bills. I am disappointed that he will veto a budget that passed on a vote of 117-14. There are some very important components to the budget that respond to issues many of you have contacted me about, especially ...

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Legislative Update – May 1, 2018

May 1, 2018 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

Military Affairs I will be speaking at the public bill signing for H.906, An act relating to professional licensing for service members and veterans on Wednesday, May 2nd at 1:00pm at Camp Johnson. I was the lead sponsor of the underlying bill. This is a very important economic and workforce development issue for our state. Public Safety As Chairwoman ...

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Legislative Update – April 19, 2018

Apr 19, 2018 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

Public Safety Update Last week, the Governor signed S.55, S.221, and H.422, three gun safety bills, into law. I am especially thrilled about H.422, the removal of firearms at the scene of an arrest or citation for domestic assault. I introduced this bill over a year ago. It will go a long way to give law ...

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State Treasurer Beth Pearce Statement In Recognition of Equal Pay Day

Apr 10, 2018 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State Treasurer Beth Pearce Statement In Recognition of Equal Pay Day State Treasurer Beth Pearce made the following statement in recognition of April 10, 2018 as Equal Pay Day: According to data provided by Change The Story VT, women in Vermont working full time still make only 84 cents to every dollar that their male ...

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Apr 10, 2018 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. I gave the following remarks introducing advocates from the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. Each year, across Vermont, advocates at our local Network Programs serve over 7,000 victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking. Through a 24 hour hotline, advocates provide crisis intervention, problem-solving assistance, ...

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Legislative Update – April 5, 2018

Apr 5, 2018 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

This week I am reporting on other House committees’ work. The bills I discuss will benefit our district’s workforce and economic development. I also provide information on a bill that aims to address the motor vehicle inspection issue many of you have contacted me about. Agriculture and Forestry The committee is considering two bills that would greatly ...

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Vermont House Working to Keep our Schools & Communities Safe

Apr 2, 2018 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

We should have the freedom to be safe in our homes, our schools and at work, without the constant threat of gun violence hanging over our heads. We must act now to protect families and communities from gun violence. Vermont is not immune to the devastation of gun violence; we cannot wait for another tragedy ...

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VT House Passes Capital Bill Funding School Safety & Security Grant Program

Mar 29, 2018 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

For Immediate Release March 29, 2018 Contact: Katherine Levasseur (802) 828-2245 KLevasseur@leg.state.vt.us VERMONT HOUSE PASSES CAPITAL BILL FUNDING SCHOOL SAFETY & SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM The Vermont House yesterday unanimously approved the Capital Construction Bill, H.923, appropriating funds to infrastructure improvement projects across the state. “The Capital Bill makes critical investments in Vermont’s infrastructure,” said House Speaker Mitzi Johnson (D-South Hero). “Projects funded with this bill will ...

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Vermont House Passes Landmark Gun Violence Protection Measures

Mar 28, 2018 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

For Immediate Release March 27, 2018 Contact: Katherine Levasseur Office of the Speaker of the House klevasseur@leg.state.vt.us (802) 828-2245 VERMONT HOUSE PASSES LANDMARK GUN VIOLENCE PROTECTION MEASURES Montpelier, VT - Today, the Vermont House passed landmark gun violence protection measures in Senate bill 55 on a vote of 89 to 54, with tri-partisan support. This bill incorporates a number of gun safety measures, including: Expanding ...

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Legislative Update – March 22, 2018

Mar 22, 2018 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

The Beer and Wine Franchise Bill H.710 passed the House on a vote of 124-11. The Vermont craft industry is a vital part of our district’s economy. The bill is needed because current law gives a special advantage to the distributors at the expense of small brewers. This bill will ensure free and fair competition in ...

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