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I sat in my seat in the state House of Representatives with three pages of my speech spread out in front of me. I was preparing to report bill H.7, an act relating to second degree aggravated … more
Last century, it was all about making beer and cigarettes as American as apple pie. This century, we have a new frontier: marijuana. And whether you are aware of it, there's a battle afoot not just … more
It is almost Medicare Bootcamp time at Senior Solutions in Springfield. Once a month starting on February 27 we hold a free class on the Medicare System for residents of Windham and Windsor counties. … more
Growing up in the 1950s and 60s I was no angel. I did a lot of bad things and many of them were illegal. I got caught once and that was enough of a wakeup call for me to take a reckoning of my bad … more
The week of February 4, 2019, multiple places in Burlington were hit by flyers and stickers from a national white supremacist group named Patriot Front — Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, the Pride Center … more
Hey hey only two more years until the nightmare is officially over? Only two more years until we can take steps to undo what's been done. The only thing that has to happen next the Dems have to … more
The Legislature's Next Generation Commission was asked to "develop a plan to encourage Vermonters to live and work in Vermont." Six months later, it reported that "Vermont faces critical demographic … more
One of the topics the House Agriculture and Forestry Committee has been studying is, believe it or not, the definition of milk. Folks in the dairy industry have been concerned because of the use of … more
There's no delicate way to discuss things associated with using one's toilet. So rather than using words that would challenge decorum, I will attempt to use the least offensive or graphic synonyms … more
This week's Legislative update is a tough one, as was the week itself. The first challenge was the vote on H.39, which was about delaying the forced mergers of school districts because of Act 46. I … more

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