Author: Leonine Public Affairs

The VT Statehouse Insider – Week 6

All Business   The Vermont legislature shifted into high gear this week, as committees increasingly focused on priority legislation with the Town Meeting break quickly approaching. Solid waste, data privacy, protections for health care workers and climate legislation had a lot of air time across various policy committees. The Senate began to work on legislation […]

Can Biden forgive student debt post-COVID emergency?

By FOCUS, a Leonine Business Last Friday, President Joe Biden announced that he plans to end the national emergency concerning the COVID-19 pandemic on May 11. By letting the coronavirus public health emergency expire, several powers the federal government has tied to the emergency will also end. One federal policy that hangs in the balance […]

The VT Statehouse Insider – Week 5

TURN THE HEAT UP   This week the Vermont House passed H.145, the FY2023 Budget Adjustment Act (BAA). While the House decided to fund the bulk of Governor Phil Scott’s proposals in BAA, there were significant differences in the funding levels for certain initiatives. The House added more than $80 million in funding to the […]

The VT Statehouse Insider – Week 4

THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS     Policy committees in the House worked diligently this week to finalize their spending recommendations for the FY2023 Budget Adjustment Act (BAA). Each committee sent a letter to the House Appropriations committee outlining their BAA priorities. Many of these recommendations are in response to Governor Phil Scott’s proposals. Some are […]