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All the latest news, press releases, and commentary from Heidi E. Scheuermann.

By Xander Landen, VTDigger.org

https://vtdigger.org/2020/06/19/house-approves-121-million-in-additional-covid-19-aid-for-businesses/

Rep. Heidi Scheuermann, R-Stowe, questioned whether having separate grant categories for women and minorities would end up “pigeonholing” these business owners and prevent them from applying to other grant programs. 

“I’m just curious, is this pigeonholing women and minorities into a particular grant program that won’t, clearly, be able to cover anything close to what will be needed,” she said.   

Marcotte, the chair of the economic development committee, said these business owners could apply to other state grant programs, and if they received multiple offers, would have to choose one of the grants. 

He said that his committee wanted to create a program specifically for women- and minority-owned businesses because they’re typically the ones that are “left behind” and aren’t made aware of existing grant opportunities.

By Wilson Ring, AP

https://www.necn.com/news/local/vermont-legislature-gives-final-approval-to-mail-voting/2285655/

Republican Heidi Scheuermann, who proposed one of the amendments, said the change was needed to protect the election.

"The integrity of the process is just as important as the safety that we're talking about, the health and safety of Vermonters," she said.

By Elizabeth Gribkoff, VTDigger.org

https://vtdigger.org/2020/02/12/lawmakers-administration-disagree-on-timeline-on-emission-reduction-lawsuits/

Rep. Heidi Scheuermann, R-Stowe, a member of the committee, stressed before casting a no vote that she hopes the bill can be modified in a way she can support it. 

“My biggest concern is the ceding of our authority and frankly responsibility as elected officials to the executive branch, regardless of who the executive branch is,” she told fellow Republican lawmakers during their Tuesday caucus.