Special Legislative Briefing To Review Flood Damage, Relief

11/10/11 10:00AM

AP/Alden Pellett
The Vermont Legislature will begin its session today by reviewing flood relief efforts.
Members of the Legislature will gather in the Statehouse on Thursday for updates on Tropical Storm Irene recovery, and other business. Here is their schedule.

10:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks Representative Shap Smith, Speaker of the House Senator John Campbell, Senate President Pro-Tempore

10:30 a.m. Overview of Flood Relief Efforts Status Report Jeb Spaulding, Secretary, Agency of Administration Neale Lunderville, Irene Recovery Officer, Agency of Administration Sue Minter, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Transportation
a. Process, Status: Financing, Roads, Buildings - Future Planning - Waterbury, State Hospital
b. Other Issues, such as Abatements

Noon Lunch Break

1 p.m. Revenue and Budget Process
a. Administration process - Jeb Spaulding, Secretary of Administration
b. Revenue Update - Tom Kavet, Legislative Economist
c. Review of FY 2012 Budget Adjustment and FY 2013 Budget Gap - Stephen Klein, Chief Fiscal Officer, Stephanie Barrett, Associate Fiscal Officer, Legislative Joint Fiscal Office; Susan Zellor Deputy Commissioner, Department of Finance & Man.

2 p.m. Break

2:15 p.m. Health Care

a. Green Mountain Board/ Administration Health Care Issues Update - Anya Rader Wallack, Chair, Green Mountain Board; Robin Lunge, Director of Health Care Reform, Agency of Administration

b. Issues for Legislative Session - Nolan Langweil, Fiscal Analyst, Legislative Joint Fiscal Office, Jennifer Carbee and Katie McLinn, Legislative Counsel

3 p.m. Energy Plan
Liz Miller, Commissioner, Department of Public Service

3:30 p.m. Adjourn


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