AIV's News and Views is one of the longest running, most re­spected newsletters in Vermont, providing infor­mation and analysis on local, state, and national devel­opments important to Vermont's industrial and business commu­nity. 

Traditionally published weekly during the legisla­tive session and as warranted during the rest of the year, News & Views is currenlty posted as a running blog with update notices for members, as well as the wider business community as needed.

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Below are some selected recent posts.  Click the link above for all available posts. 

  • Expansive Mandatory Paid Leave Bill Being Rushed Through the House.  March 3

  • New Legislation.  March 2

  • The Week In Committees | Week of February 27. February 27

  • Clean Heat Standard Nears Key Vote, Impact on Manufacturing Uncertain. February 24

  • The Week in Committees | Week of February 20.February 20

  • New Legislation. February 20

  • The Week in Committees | Week of February 13. February 13

  • Proposed Expansion of UI Eligibility, Rules for Non-Profits. February 10

  • New Legislation. February 9

  • Chemical and Manufacturer Responsibility Legislation. February 8

  • The Week in Committees | Week of February 6. February 6

  • Impacts of Climate Change Legislation for Manufacturing and other Employers: Need for Communication and Engagement. February 6

  • The Week in Committees | Week of January 30. January 30

  • Mandatory Paid Family and Medical Leave, Other Leave Changes. January 27

  • New Legislation. January 27

  • Extended Deadline: Worksite Wellness Award Application Now Open. January 26

  • Registration Open for HTS/Schedule B Classification Training for Exporters. January 26

  • Forgiveness Application Now Available for Short Term Forgivable Loan Program. January 25

  • TheAgricultural and Forestry Trade Show Assistance | January 31 Deadlines. January 23

  • Week in Committees | Week of January 23. January 23

  • Slow Start to New Legislature but Significant Issues Expected; Employer Engagement will be Critical.  January 13

  • New Legislation of Interest to Vermont Employers.  January 13

  • The Week in Committees | Week of January 9.  January 10

  • SBA Loan Clinic July 6. June 30

  • New Upcoming Webinars from Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center. June 30

  • Federal Agencies Regulatory Agenda. June 29

  • Workforce Training Grants Available to On-Board and Upskill Staff. June 29

  • Trade Updates from A.N. Deringer | Member Contribution. June 29

  • Enforcement of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA). June 28

  • Export Grants Available to Increase International Sales and Marketing | State Trade Expansion Program. June 28

  • On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web. June 28

  • UI Tax Reductions for the Coming Year, Better than Expected Trust Fund Recovery and AIV-Led Reforms Help. June 27

  • Preliminary Feedback Requested on Updates to Wetlands Maps, Follow Up Engagement Encouraged. June 24

  • Survey Regarding Returning to Work After the Pandemic. June 24

  • Updated Guidance and Resources from the USDOL/OSHA. June 24

  • Reminder | Review and Feedback, Questions on New Tax Laws Impacting Vermont Manufacturers and Other Businesses.  June 3

  • On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web. June 3

  • Trade Updates and Webinars | Member Contribution.  June 2

  • Workforce Shortage? Hire Youth this Summer.  June 2

  • Economic Recovery Bridge Program Set to Close June 15.  June 1

  • Compensation Trends in Manufacturing.  June 1