The Week Ahead in the State House | Week of January 22

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 can also review full […]

Vermont Labor Market

The Vermont Department of Labor announced that the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for December was 2.8 percent. This reflects a decline of one-tenth of one percentage point from the revised November rate. The national rate in December was 4.1 percent. As of the prior month’s preliminary data, the Burlington-South Burlington Metropolitan NECTA was tied for […]

State Workforce Development System Report and Recommendations

The Legislature last year directed the Commissioner of Labor and the Chair of the State Workforce Development Board to convene a working group on the state’s workforce development system. The S.135 Working Group was formed and produce a report for the legislature. For the final report and recommendations from the S.135 Working Group, as required […]

The Week Ahead in the State House | Week of January 15

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 can also review full […]

Broad Review of Chemical Regulation in Vermont:  Interagency Committee on Chemical Management

Governor Scott last summer signed an Executive Order to address several chemical regulatory issues that should be of interest to manufacturers, retailers, and other companies in Vermont and nationally.  AIV had been and continues to be actively engaging on these issues with a coalition of Vermont manufacturers and national trade associations, and we encourage Vermont […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of January 8

US Lawmakers Facing Deadlines for Budget, Immigration Deals.  Voice of America 1/11 “U.S. lawmakers are running short on time to agree on a plan to fund the government and achieve a bipartisan immigration deal.  The budget battle could lead to a government shutdown next week, and Democrats in Congress want any funding agreement to include […]

UPDATED | New Legislation

The following are selected bills re­cently cleared for introduction 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 […]

Phone Lines for Employer Services & Program Integrity Units Repaired and Fully Functioning

The Vermont Department of Labor’s Employer Services and Program Integrity Units within the Unemployment Insurance Division experienced technical difficulties last week involving public phone lines. Those technical issues have been resolved, and all phone lines have been repaired and are functioning. The Program Integrity Unit can be contacted by calling 802.828.4333, and the Employer Services […]

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 can also review full […]