April 4, 2020

Disclaimer – The budget numbers included below are changing week to week. They are included here to provide a picture of where we are at present. They are likely to get worse before they get better.

The impacts of the COVID-19 virus will be far and wide and will cause h...

February 24, 2020

As if setting the statewide and local property tax rates were not challenging enough, there are many back office complications the legislature deals with every year. Readers may find this post excessively wonky, but it points to the financial challenges we face, and I...

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...

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 6, 2018

Confusion abounds about renewable energy credits, known as RECs and to what extent Vermont’s renewable energy development is being helped or hindered by the REC market.


            Renewable energy portfolio standards (RPS) were created to quantify and promote renew...

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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 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.