On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of February 20

Team Trump to Share Power in Trade Policy.  Bloomberg BNA 2/24 “Leaders of the Trump administration’s new trade team will share the job held by the U.S. trade representative over the past eight years, and Commerce secretary nominee Wilbur Ross, a friend of President Donald Trump, will be the chief trade policy strategist. . . […]

New Legislation

The following are selected bills re­cently introduced in the Legislature that might be of interest to mem­bers.  The bill number and “official statement of purpose” are provided (please note, however, that “state­ments of purpose” are drafted by the bill’s sponsors and might not accu­rately reflect the bill’s content or im­pact).  Click on the bill number […]

The Week Ahead in the State House

The following are selected items on committee calendars for the coming week that might be of interest to members.  Schedules are subject to change.  If you would like more in­formation on any of these issues or others of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@aivt.org.  You and also review full […]

Save the Date | Sustainable Forestry Initiative Legislative Breakfast Reception

SAVE THE DATE   Sustainable Forestry Initiative of Vermont  Cordially invites you to a  Legislative Breakfast Reception  Friday, March 17, 2017 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Vermont State House Cafeteria  SFI Vermont Participating Members Associated Industries of Vermont Britton Lumber Durgin & Crowell Lumber International Paper Company  Catalyst Paper Plum Creek The A. Johnson Co., […]

New Legislation

The following are selected bills re­cently introduced in the Legislature that might be of interest to mem­bers.  The bill number and “official statement of purpose” are provided (please note, however, that “state­ments of purpose” are drafted by the bill’s sponsors and might not accu­rately reflect the bill’s content or im­pact).  Click on the bill number […]

The Week Ahead in the State House

The following are selected items on committee calendars for the coming week that might be of interest to members.  Schedules are subject to change.  If you would like more in­formation on any of these issues or others of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@aivt.org.  You and also review full […]

Member Contribution: Tech Trends

The following is provided by John Burton, President of AIV member NPI, a tech­nology management company located in South Burlington. For more information, call (800) 639-6091, or go to www.npi.net.   5 Powerful Workplace Wellbeing Technologies for 2017 Technology evolution continues to improve workplace wellbeing.  Many businesses already took the first step through the addition of ergonomic […]

Wide Ranging Chemical Bill Introduced; Manufacturers and Retailers Should Review

Legislation, H.268, was introduced this week including a wide array of new chemical regulations and legal liabilities based in part on the recommendations in the Act 154 Working Group report addressed previously (see related post here).  These changes could impact many Vermont manufacturers, other Vermont businesses including retailers, as well as out of state manufacturers. […]

Minimum Wage, Paid Family Leave, or Both?

The House General, Housing, and Military Affairs Committee is in its third week of testimony on proposals to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour (see related post for details).  Also on the Legislature’s agenda, however, is a proposal to establish a paid family leave program financed through payroll taxes, recently introduced as H.196 […]

The Week Ahead in the State House

The following are selected items on committee calendars for the coming week that might be of interest to members.  Schedules are subject to change.  If you would like more in­formation on any of these issues or others of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@aivt.org.  You and also review full […]