With the legislature hitting full stride, the Northeast Kingdom Legislative Breakfast will cover many of the issues being discussed at the capital, offering local legislators time to provide more detailed reports on their committee work and bills affecting the Northeast Kingdom. This month’s session will be held Monday, March 27, at 8 a.m., at the St. Johnsbury House, 1207 Main St., St. Johnsbury.
Some of the issues expected to be addressed are the state budget, transportation, agriculture, labor and economic development issues, education funding, taxes and fiscal policies. Longtime community leader Gretchen Hammer serves as moderator for the forums.
The monthly programs provide area business people and residents an overview of the session and legislative issues affecting the region. The Northeast Kingdom Chamber organizes the monthly forums and provides a brief legislative report each month. Following legislator updates, there will be time allotted at the end of each breakfast for questions from the public.
The breakfasts are held the last Monday of each month from January to May, from 8 to 9 a.m. Please mark your calendars for the 2017 dates of April 24 and May 22. The chamber would like to thank Kingdom Access Television, WSTJ and the Caledonian-Record for covering the breakfasts.
The legislative breakfast series is sponsored by the Northeast Kingdom Chamber, with sponsorship assistance from Community National Bank, Fairbanks Scales, Lyndon Institute, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, Passumpsic Savings Bank, St. Johnsbury Academy, Union Bank and Weidmann. There is a small fee to attend the breakfast.