Nearing the halfway point, the 2010 Session’s top issue is still the state’s budget deficit. While fiscal challenges are hampering the state’s ability to make investments in smart growth policies and development, there is still positive activity that you can support. Smart Growth Vermont is supporting several key public smart growth investment strategies including the Vermont Housing and Conservation Fund, the Downtown and Village Center Program, and Current Use. We are working with AARP Vermont to encouraging passage of a Complete Streets law that would guide transportation investments. There is positive news to report on progress on S.64 that makes important corrections to the Growth Center law.