VLCT’s Public Policy Advocates represent Vermont municipalities before numerous entities, including the Vermont Legislature and state agencies, members of Congress, federal agencies, and outside interest groups. Guided by VLCT’s Municipal Policy, which is annually approved by the VLCT membership, as well as by Board direction during the legislative session, Advocacy staff work to educate legislators, members of the executive branch and the general public on issues of concern to local officials, and to secure legislative and executive action on priority issues for cities and towns.

Latest Weekly Legislative Report

This was a very active week in the legislature. The House took up the budget bill, capital bill, transportation bill, and property tax yield rates – and passed all of them. Dispatch and housing were also on the docket, and the Senate finally passed a