By Tommy Gardner, News and Citizen and Stowe Reporter

Rep. Heidi Scheuermann, R-Stowe, said she wants the Legislature to tackle Act 46 in the first 30 days of the session, either through a stay or moratorium of the forced mergers.

“One of the most important issues facing our region is the forced merger of our school districts, so that is one issue at the top of my list,” Scheuermann said. “As always, however, my priorities continue to be greater understanding of, and investment in, our tourism industry, and public policy that encourages private-sector job and economic growth, including the development and deployment of better broadband infrastructure.”