-- establishing a comprehensive Substance Misuse Prevention program, including two new statewide positions to coordinate and expand community-based programs to keep youth engaged in healthy activities and keep them away from cigarettes, vaping, marijuana, and opioids.
For a more complete account of Senate accomplishments in 2019, please see this list.
Please feel free to reach out to me at any time regarding bills that concern you, or legislation you think should be introduced. My goal is to make the lives of my constituents, and all Vermonters, better.
Congressman Peter Welch campaigned with Debbie in her 2012 bid for the State Senate.
These are some of the pieces of legislation I spearheaded that were enacted:
-- establishment of a working group to recommend changes to school curriculum, standards and policies for greater inclusion of ethnic and social groups like religious minorities, LGBTQ individuals, and disabled persons
-- making permanent Vermont's celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day
-- increase in funding for mental health services, especially in rural areas of the state
-- expansion of child care, including increasing subsidies for families, encouraging new facilities, and supporting more child care workers.