2020 Town Meeting Report

Dear Friends,

As always, it is my honor to represent you in the Vermont House of Representatives. This session, I have continued my focus of making Vermont a friendlier place to live, work, raise a family, retire, and do business. These efforts closely mirror my desire to stimulate economic growth, reduce the cost of living, and protect the most vulnerable Vermonters.

The session got off to a fast start, with a number of gubernatorial vetoes for the House to consider overriding or sustaining. The most notable issues were paid family leave and raising the minimum wage. The paid family leave veto was sustained, while the minimum wage veto was overridden.

I’ve been hard at work as a member of the House Committee on Education, where we’ve focused on a Universal Prekindergarten program and improving literacy in the classroom. We’ve briefly spoken about proficiently based learning and grading, but we’re waiting on the Senate to send us their work.

I’ve also sponsored and co-sponsored a number of pieces of legislation, including H.817 which is a Universal Afterschool Program. This bill is very exciting for me as it focuses on giving children of every age access to afterschool programs across the state using the tax revenue from the sale of cannabis.

Throughout the remainder of the session, I look forward to continuing to advance pro-affordability and pro-growth priorities as we debate issues like the upcoming budget, tax policy, and more.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, I am always here to listen. Feel free to contact me at:

Representative Casey J. Toof

Email: ctoof@leg.state.vt.us

Phone: (802) 309-3522

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Representative Casey J. Toof

Franklin 3-1 St. Albans City & Town


First Legislative Update

Friends,

We have started the 2020 Legislative Session I am happy and excited to be back serving the people of St. Albans. I spent most of the last few months chasing my two boys around the ball fields and hockey rink.

When Speaker Mitzi Johnson gaveled in the 2020 session last week she spoke of civility and urged us to work with our fellow legislators. Vermont is unique where we can have civil discussions and disagreements without all the rhetoric. 

Governor Phil Scott, who also spoke of civility, gave his State of the State address last week setting the administrations agenda for the year. I was encouraged by his priorities, including expanding afterschool programs, which is one bill I’ve introduced to the House Education Committee, the committee in which I serve. I know we are also going to focus our attention on proficiency based grading and proficiency based learning and expanding our vocational technical education programs to help build our work force. I’m excited and honored to be able to tackle these issues.

I plan on being as transparent as I can this legislative session. Weekly updates will be found on my website, Facebook, and available through email. Please take the time to sign up for my newsletter at caseytoof.com and contact me any time at ctoof@leg.state.vt.us. I look forward to the upcoming session and I think you for your time.


Best,

Rep. Casey Toof


Getting Ready to Serve

On Wednesday, I along with others from across Vermont, chosen by their neighbors will be sworn into the Vermont House of Representatives, a job that I am both looking forward to and honored to have. Over the last two months, I have taken a lot of time to reflect on the campaign and the conversations I had with so many of you. I’ve also spent a significant amount of time with my family, my wife Ashley and my two boys Callan and Lukas, attending great community events like the St. Albans Cooperative Creamery’s Tractor Parade.

I understand that the first weeks will be about us getting our committee assignments and drafting and introducing legislation, but I commit to building a line of communication with all of you so that you can have input and know what is happening on your behalf.  Communication is critical to our collective success. When I was campaigning door to door, I left my personal contact information so that you could reach out to me to further understand my platform, I will continue that now as your State Representative.  I would also like to invite everyone to our legislative breakfasts, the first being Monday, January 28th at 8am at the Swanton Village Complex.

I am very excited and eager to get to work for the people of St. Albans. I invite anyone to reach out to me to ask questions and start real dialog and conversations about issues important to you. If you don’t have my information already, you can contact me via email at ctoof@leg.state.vt.us.

 

Best,


Casey Toof

State Representative-Elect

St. Albans Franklin 3-1



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