By Taylor Dobbs, Seven Days Off Message

https://www.sevendaysvt.com/OffMessage/archives/2019/05/09/statehouse-standoff-stalls-act-46-school-merger-deadline-extension

Rep. Heidi Scheuermann (R-Stowe) represents one of the districts that's been ordered to merge, and has been leading a tripartisan coalition of lawmakers in both chambers trying to get the deadline extension legislation across the finish line since mid-January.  Last week, she sent a letter to House Speaker Mitzi Johnson (D-South Hero) asking her to follow the Senate's lead and assign a new trio to the conference committee.

Scheuermann wrote that "with just two weeks left in our legislative session, it is clear that there will be no more work on this conference committee if the House does not discharge its current conferees and appoint new ones - specifically, new members who support House bill 39 and will work to find consensus on this important bill."