By David Delcore, Rutland Herald/Times Argus

A tri-partisan coalition of lawmakers is asking for time and money, though they only spoke about the need for the former during a Thursday afternoon news conference that set the stage for a legislative debate over what to do about Act 46.

With three lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the state’s school district consolidation law now pending and important deadlines looming, the group, led by Rep. Mike Mrowicki, D-Putney, Rep. Heidi Scheuermann, R-Stowe, and Rep. Mollie Burke, P-Brattleboro, made the case for “pressing the pause button” on Act 46.