Legislative Report

Beck to Run for Senate

ST. JOHNSBURY – On Tuesday, after serving for 10 years in the Vermont House of Representatives, I submitted my candidate petition to be the next Vermont Senator for Caledonia District: Barnet, Danville, Groton, Hardwick, Newbury, Peacham, Ryegate, St. Johnsbury, Stannard, Walden, Waterford, and Wheelock.Running for the Vermont Senate is a[Read More…]

Adjourned! End of Session Wrap-up

CRAFTSBURY – This session, I introduced bills and supported policies that reflect the priorities of our district. As co-chair of the Rural Caucus I fought to correct bills that didn’t adequately address the unique needs of our rural communities. I voted no on policies that threatened the wellbeing of my[Read More…]

Not Running for Re-election

WORCESTER – I am writing to let everyone in the Lamoille-Washington House district and others know that I will not be seeking re-election as one of the district’s two State Representatives for the next term which begins in 2025. This decision was not any easy one. I have thought and[Read More…]

Budget Bill Goes to Senate

WOLCOTT – Senate Appropriations was wrapping up the budget when I left the statehouse around 5 p.m. last Friday, as indicated by the large group of people outside their committee room.  The Senate will vote on the budget later this week and it will come back to the House the[Read More…]

Representatives Work on Taxes, Senate Bills

WORCESTER – The House Ways and Means and Education Committees are working on a number of bills dealing with property tax and education funding issues that have been front and center this session, as they have been in the Senate as well. These include the annual “Yield Bill,” the chief[Read More…]

Busy Considering Crossover Deadlines

WORCESTER – The House and Senate have been busy acting on bills that must make the several different crossover deadlines for different types of bills, in order to get them to the other body. Much of the rest of the session will be spent on back and forth activity, either[Read More…]

Entering the Make-or-Break Session

Entering the Make-or-Break Session WORCESTER – The Legislature is back in session after the Town Meeting. Around the state and in some towns in our district, there have been changes in how voters make their decisions. Some towns do not have a live town meeting anymore and make their decisions[Read More…]

Sims Updates Statehouse Activity

CRAFTSBURY – Revenues are back to their pre-pandemic levels and federal financial support is no longer there to boost the budget. As legislators, we won’t be able to do everything we want this year. We’re being realistic and focusing our efforts on the issues that matter most.  My legislative priorities include[Read More…]