The Week Ahead in Committee | Week of March 9

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 agendas […]

The Week Ahead in Committee | Week of February 17

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 agendas […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of February 10

Powell: Economy looks resilient despite risk of China virus.  AP 2/11 ” Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that the U.S. economy appears durable, with steady growth and unemployment near a half-century low, but faces risks from the broadening viral outbreak that began in China. . . .” US open jobs fall sharply for […]

The Week Ahead in Committees

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 agendas […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of February 3

Sustainable manufacturing: Good for the environment and metal fabricators.  The Fabricator 2/9 “Sustainable manufacturing is not another fad. Sustainable manufacturing is necessary for public health and employee safety. It is also simply good business practice. . . .” Why Competing For New Talent Is a Mistake.  Harvard Business Review 2/5 “As demand grows for new […]

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Extended to January 2021

The IRS recently announced that the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) has been extended to Jan. 1, 2021. The WOTC is a federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain targeted groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment. For more information, contact us at info@aivt.org.  

New Legislation | Updated February 4

The following are bills introduced in the Legislature this year that might be of particular interest to members, with first the House bills and then the Senate bills.  Click on the bill number for more about texts, sponsors, procedural history, and other information.  Keep in mind that the statements of purpose provided below are part […]

The Week Ahead in Committees | For the Week of February 3

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 agendas […]

Governor Scott’s Budget Address

The following is from the Administration’s press release.  The full text of the address is below. Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today delivered his fourth budget address, presenting a balanced budget that limits spending growth to a total of just two percent across all funds and does not raise taxes or service fees paid […]

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 […]