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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.

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Latest Weekly Legislative Report

A special legislative session was held on June 17, 2024, in which legislators attempted to override all seven of Governor Scott’s vetoes from this past session. They were successful on all but one, H.121, a data privacy and age-appropriate design