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  • Sen. Ann Cummings, Chair
  • Sen. Mark A. MacDonald, Vice-Chair, Clerk
  • Sen. Michael Sirotkin
  • Sen. Brian Campion
  • Sen. Becca Balint
  • Sen. Randy Brock
  • Sen. Christopher A. Pearson

Senate Committee on Finance




Room 6

January 15, 2019 - January 18, 2019

Last Updated 3/1/2019 8:06 AM


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

9:30 AM                   Senate Floor


1:30 PM                   Committee Discussion


2:00 PM                   S. 95 - An act relating to municipal utility capital investment

Melissa Bailey, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Representative, VPPSA

Reggie Belliveau, General Manager, Swanton Electric

Lynn Paradis, Assistant Village Manager/Controller, Swanton Village


2:30 PM                   The Power Sector Landscape in Vermont

Riley Allen, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service

Ed McNamara, Director of Planning and Energy Resources Division, Department of Public Service


3:30 PM                   The Telecommunications Landscape in Vermont

Jim Porter, Director for Public Advocacy, Department of Public Service

Clay Purvis, Director of Telecommunications and Connectivity, Department of Public Service


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

1:00 PM                   Senate Floor


1:30 PM                   Education Finance

Kaj Samsom, Commissioner, Department of Taxes

Brad James, Education Finance Manager, Agency of Education

Mark Perrault, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office

Douglas Farnham, Director of Policy and Tax Department  Economist, Department of Taxes


Thursday, January 17, 2019

12:30 PM                   Senate Floor

Sexual Harassment Training


2:00 PM                   Tax Expenditures

Part I

Graham Campbell, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office


3:00 PM                   Health Care Economics

Jessica Holmes, Economics Professor, Ph.D., Middlebury College


Friday, January 18, 2019

11:30 AM                   Senate Floor


1:30 PM                   Tax Workshop - Principles of a High-Quality Tax System

Joyce Manchester, Senior Economist, Joint Fiscal Office


2:30 PM                   Medicaid Financing

Nolan Langweil, Senior Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office


ATTENTION WITNESSES- Please email handouts to the committee assistant before your scheduled meeting date and bring 15 hard copies. Please write your name, organization, date and title on each document. With few exceptions, any documents you hand out to a committee, or send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s webpage.


If you have any questions and comments, please contact

 Faith Brown at 802-828-2253 or fbrown@leg.state.vt.us