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Legislative Reports

Each Friday during the legislative session VLCT Advocacy publishes a Weekly Legislative Report and archives it here for the duration of the biennium. PDF files of previous legislative sessions are available by contacting VLCT Advocacy.

Please also visit our two new session-long lists of municipally relevant bills introduced in the House and in the Senate. We'll update them each Friday to help you follow bills as they wend their ways through the State House committees. These two webpages are in addition to the New Bills tables in our Weekly Legislative Reports.

April 7, 2023

Concerning the Appropriations Bill (H.494), of particular interest to local governments is the discussion about revolving loan funds for water infrastructure funding and pollution control. This is intertwined with the need to allocate matching funds

March 31, 2023

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

March 26, 2023

The State House is spinning this week. While committees struggle to address some of the issues raised by their colleagues before bills are voted on by their whole chamber, amendments to bills that were voted out of committee last week are flying