Legislative Update for Week Ending February 19, 2021

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Legislative Update for Week Ending February 19, 2021

Click for More on House Bills Click for More on Senate Bills  Bills of Interest S.52 An act relating to increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025. This bill is in the Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs. S.67 An act relating to repair of agricultural equipment -This bill is the Senate version

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Greetings Vermonters – From Dept. of Forests, Parks & Rec

We continue to field calls about potential state and federal pandemic economic relief packages and know that many forest businesses are concerned. We are actively monitoring for new relief packages, but currently, there is nothing new to share. The Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) maintains a list of available programs, and we encourage

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New Federal Tax Credit for High-Efficiency Wood Heaters

As of January 1, 2021, residential wood heaters (stoves, furnaces, and boilers – all wood fuel types) with at least a 75% efficiency rating are eligible for a 26% Federal tax credit. The tax credit and all the rebates listed below *can* be combined. EPA Certified Stoves: $500 point-of-purchase rebate through Efficiency Vermont, plus an additional $100

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TRIBUTE TO PUTNAM “PUT” BLODGETT; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 139 (Senate – August 05, 2020)

Mr. LEAHY. Mr. President, Putnam ”Put” Blodgett’s lifetime of service to the Vermont forest industry deserves special recognition. Put personified the essence, values, and traditions of what makes Vermont special. Put’s family moved to a Bradford, VT, dairy farm during the height of the Great Depression. He attended Dartmouth College and returned home in 1953

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