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The Vermont Statehouse Insider – Week 11

April 4, 2022 | Leonine

The House and Senate held lengthy floor sessions this week as lawmakers held one vote after another on a backlog of bills. The House and Senate held lengthy floor sessions this week as lawmakers held one vote after another on a backlog of bills. The FY2023 budget bill, transportation bill (T-Bill) and capital bill all […]

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The Vermont Statehouse Insider – Week 10

March 21, 2022 | Leonine

The House Appropriations Committee worked long hours throughout the week to try and finalize their version of the FY2023 budget bill. Their work on the budget was slowed by an unusually long queue of spending-laden policy bills that required budget approval. While it is normal for a handful of policy bills to include appropriations – […]

State Budgets in March, where we are at this stage of the game

State Budgets in March, where we are at this stage of the game

March 21, 2022 | FOCUS

By FOCUS, A Leonine Business March means the halfway point for many states’ legislative sessions around the nation, and for some states the end is on the horizon. It also means that many are buckling down to the business of state budgets. Two years after the beginning of COVID, where states were struggling under repressed […]

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The Vermont Statehouse Insider – Week 9

March 14, 2022 | Leonine

Today (Friday, 3/11) is the crossover deadline for policy bills in the legislature. As a result, policy committees scrambled all week, and particularly yesterday and today, to get bills out. Those that do not impact the budget will go directly to the floor of their respective chambers. Bills affecting the budget will be reviewed by […]

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The Vermont Statehouse Insider – Week 8

February 28, 2022 | Leonine

The Vermont Legislature is off next week for Town Meeting Day break. The Leonine Legislative Update will return on Friday, March 4. The House policy committees finalized their FY2023 budget recommendations this week, providing the House Committee on Appropriations with direction on the spending decisions they will need to make over the next few weeks. […]