Thursday, May 7, 2009

Thursday afternoon update

The conference committee report on S. 26 has been adopted by the House. It was messaged to the Senate which convenes at 4 PM. The Senate could suspend its rules and take the bill up later today. I'll let you know if that happens. The budget and tax bills are done and are being signed this afternoon. Again, I have not seen the language but I've been assured that Vermont Legal Aid will see a $60K increase. The House has yet to act on the Senate's proposal of amendment to H.136, the executive branch fee bill. Section 21 of the Senate draft increases town clerk filing fees from $8 to $10 per page. We'll wait for the final version of this bill. I'll report on how it comes out.

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