March 6, 2019

The following is the Town Meeting report Jim and I brought to each of the annual gatherings in Thetford (March 2nd), Norwich (March 4th), and Sharon and Strafford (both on March 5th):

It’s an honor to serve as your State Representatives. We are grateful for your trust a...

September 30, 2018

In late-August, Representative Kiah Morris, a friend from Bennington, announced she was withdrawing from her re-election bid.  She had recently won her district's Democratic nomination for state representative and faced no opposition.  While Kiah didn’t speak to it in...

September 19, 2018

Every year as we approach adjournment the legislature passes a Miscellaneous Tax bill (Misc Tax). The bill often contains things such as changes to filing requirements for the homestead declaration, obscure taxes on bank franchises and any proposed changes to sales and...

August 12, 2018

Working for Senator Leahy in the early-1990s, I remember the alarm triggered when William Brennan retired from the Supreme Court and then a year later when Thurgood Marshall announced his retirement.  These were two liberal pillars of the Supreme Court who had served f...

June 18, 2018

Twice since the 2018 Special Session began in June members of the House Ways and Means, Appropriations and Education committees heard from the senior members of the Governor’s Cabinet. Present were Adam Greshin, Commissioner of Finance and Management; Kaj Samsom, Commi...

June 14, 2018

In my post ("One Time") from a couple of weeks ago, I laid out some of the attributes of the budget that passed the legislature (unanimously in the Senate; by a 117-14 vote in the House) in May.  It held spending increases to 0.5%, below the level of economic growth, p...

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Best ways to reach Tim:

Cell: (802) 384-8256

Home: (802) 785-2414

Best ways to reach Jim:

Home: (802) 785-4146



Jim Masland and Tim Briglin were elected to represent the Windsor-Orange 2 district towns of Norwich, Sharon, Strafford, and Thetford in the Vermont House of Representatives.  Their current two-year term is for 2017-2018.


Jim Masland is serving his tenth term in the Statehouse and is a member of the Ways & Means Committee.


Tim Briglin is serving his second term in the Statehouse and is the Ranking Member of the Health Care Committee.


You can find Jim and Tim's seats in the General Assembly by clicking here.  Their seat numbers are #82 and #93, respectively.


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