Anne Donahue: News & Notes

News and notes from State Representative Anne Donahue (Washington-2) for residents of the Vermont towns of Moretown, Northfield, Roxbury as well as interested others.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Big Bills Are Coming

This week in the House we will vote on the redesign of health care in Vermont, the tax bill, and the budget bill -- as well as a number of less weighty proposals being sent to the Senate. My update this week gives a brief preview on key items, but you can review bills in more detail by searching for them in the House calendars, beginning with the health care bill in the calendar of Friday, March 18. Others will be in the calendars during this week.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

A New Health Care System?

Governor Peter Shumlin's proposal for creating a new infrastructure for a single payer health care system in Vermont leaves more questions than it gives answers. Above all, how will it be paid for? His answer: Don't worry about that; we'll figure that out later. I'm worried. Read more in my March 5 Legislative Update.