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This Week’s Senate Calendar: June 27 – July 1

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.
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Governors Urge Quick Action on Bipartisan Keep Kids Fed Act

Governors Mike Parson and Albert Bryan Jr. National Governors Association’s Community Renewal Task Force co-chairs, released the following statement on the bipartisan Keep Kids Fed Act.

V.I. Public Works Defends 2023 Budget Proposal

The Senate Finance Committee heard testimony Wednesday to support Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.'s Fiscal Year 2023 budget by the Department of Public Works commissioner and other members of his staff.

GERS Offices to Reopen to the Public on July 5

Beginning July 5, the offices of the Government Employees’ Retirement System (GERS) on St. Thomas and St. Croix will open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Legislature Updates COVID-19 Protocols Beginning on June 20

This change is announced as part of the Legislature’s updated COVID-19 protocol to align with the endemicity stage of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Vaccines Now Available for Ages 6 Months and Up

Children age 6 months and older are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the V.I. Health Department announced Tuesday.

Boschulte Skips Hearing, Taxi Commission “in Shambles”

Two of the prime drivers of the Virgin Islands' most important industry took it on the chin at Tuesday's meeting of the Senate's Committee on Economic Development and Agriculture.

Plaskett’s Legislation to Improve Federal Disaster Recovery Response Cleared by House Committee

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has advanced a bipartisan bill aimed at expediting FEMA aid after a major disaster, sponsored by Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA) and co-authored by V.I. Delegate Stacey Plaskett.

More Income Returns Sent and Can Be Direct Deposit

Bosede Bruce, commissioner of the Department of Finance, brought more than her budget request to the Committee on Finance Friday. She brought the news that the Finance Department had sent out $12.5 million in tax rebate checks that day and would be sending out another $12.5 million before the end of the month

Senators Ask OMB Why Is Hiring Hard

Jenifer C. O'Neal, director of the Office of Management and Budget, presented to the Committee on Finance Friday a budget request of $52.9 million for 2023.