Here's what's happening in Vermont news and politics this week. Got a newsworthy event for next week's calendar? Email by Friday to submit.
Monday, April 22
At 9 a.m., the Vermont Commission on Women hosts a panel discussion on paid sick day legislation at UVM's John Dewey Memorial Lounge. WCAX's Kristin Carlson moderates.
At 10 a.m., two Vermonters — Alyson Eastman, president of Book-Ends Associates in Orwell, and Megan Smith, commissioner of the Department of Tourism & Marketing — will testify before U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy's Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C. The topic: the newly unveiled immigration reform bill. Watch the webcast.
U.S. Rep. Peter Welch is holding round table talks in Waterbury (at 10 a.m.) and Wilmington (at 2 p.m.) with officials from the federal Small Business Administration. The goal? To hear from businesses devastated by Tropical Storm Irene.
At 6 p.m., the Burlington City Council holds a budget work session in city hall (followed by another on Thursday at 6 p.m.)
At 6:30 p.m., Vermont Supreme Court Associate Justice (and former VT Freedom to Marry head) Beth Robinson gives a talk about the relationship between human stories and the legal system. See it at the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library in Williston.