Friday night (and Saturday morning) at the State House

Friday night, 10:15pm. The State House is quiet and dark in the evening, just the opposite of the beehive of activity during daylight hours. I’m up on the third floor the last man standing in the Health Care Committee room. I can hear a representative down the hall talking on his cellphone to his daughter in California. I know there’s a poker game going on somewhere, probably led by Alice Miller or Anne O’Brien, card sharks both, I hear. Legislators will be twiddling their thumbs for another two hours until the clock strikes midnight. At that point we will reconvene to begin voting on proposed changes to Act 46. Actually, we’ve been waiting most of the day to vote. What’s wrong with this pic


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 2019-2020.


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


Tim Briglin is serving his third term in the Statehouse and is the Chair of the Energy & Technology Committee.


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


The Vermont State Legislature's website has a tremendous amount of information.  On the site, you will find information about all state representatives and state senators, bills and resolutions that have been introduced, hearing schedules and reports for House and Senate Committees, information about visiting the Statehouse, links to Vermont Statutes and Vermont's Constitution, and links to other branches of state government.