Tony is correct about not being being felt as a presence by the
Legislature. It was always hard since we would call and request a hearing
and never hear back. It was also hard since we should have just been sitting
in the State House to be seen but as volunteers the time commitment was a
Are there capabilities for the group to hire a lobbyist? I'm always
ashamed of Vermont for we were once leaders on getting funds and creating
facilities and in a short amount of time we became one of those states which
did little or nothing. I know we are building facilities but it is
significantly slower than other states.
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