Mandatory Paid Family and Medical Leave Goes to Conference Committee

The House this week voted to go to conference with the Senate to resolve differences between their respective versions of H.107, imposing mandatory paid family and medical leave.  The Senate did not act in time last year for the legislature to resolve the two chambers’ versions. We will post updates if a conference report is […]

On the Wire | News & Analysis from the Web for the Week of January 6

Plant security: How to manage a moving target.  Plant Services 1/8 “For some, the September 2019 drone attack on Saudi Aramco oil facilities was a wakeup call. Industrial, utility, and other critical infrastructure are subject to ever-evolving external security threats; while cyberattacks have become inevitable, physical risks are intensifying as well. Understanding this harsh truth […]

Governor’s State of the State Address | Press Release and Text

From the Governor’s Press Release: Governor Phil Scott today delivered his 2020 State of the State address, calling for unity and collaborative leadership in making a difference in the lives of Vermonters across the state. The Governor cited Vermont’s growing demographic crisis as the largest threat to sustainable growth. With addressing demographic trends being the […]

The Week Ahead in Committees | Week of January 6

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  You and also review full agendas […]