With fall foliage near peak in many parts of the state, Vermont is alive with color and visitors. I know that many of us are happy for a bit of normal Vermont life and nervous that so much activity may continue to spread COVID among Vermonters. Read more for an update on both the pandemic… Continue reading Autumn Activity 2021
Summer is slowly coming to a close with school starting, apple orchards opening, leaves showing a bit of color, and a slight briskness in the morning air. Although the 2021 session ended in May, legislative work has continued throughout the summer. Here's the latest news regarding this legislative work and an update on the COVID… Continue reading Late Summer 2021 – Legislative Work & COVID
After 15 long months, the official state of emergency in Vermont has ended, with the Governor's recent announcement that 80% of eligible Vermonters have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Congratulations Vermonters - this is a huge accomplishment! We are the first state to reach this milestone, and one of the most vaccinated places in… Continue reading June Update – End of Emergency, Resources, Vetoes, and Celebrations
We are moving in to what I hope will be our final month of a difficult legislative session so the race is on to finish bills, most importantly the Big Bill - the FY22 Vermont State Budget which will include millions of dollars of federal funding relief from the American Rescue Plan Act. I'll provide… Continue reading Late April Update 2021
Ruth introduced Governor Madeleine Kunin at a book signing event at Middlebury College for Kunin's new memoir, "Coming of Age: A Journey to my Eighties," on October 23, 2018.