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

By Neal Goswami, WCAX

Vermonters in the tourism industry want lawmakers to invest in marketing the state.

It was part of a new Tourism Day organized by Stowe Rep. Heidi Scheuermann. She says her goal is to help lawmakers understand the importance of tourism here.

By Xander Landen,

Rep. Heidi Scheuermann, R-Stowe, said low-income renters will likely bear the brunt of the new costs from landlords who will pass them on to tenants.

“Some people will certainly take advantage of this but they will generally be homeowners, low and middle income homeowners,” Scheuermann said. “But it will be paid in large part by low-income renters.”

By Lola Duffort,

At least one group, however, likes the bill: officials with the Stowe, and Elmore-Morristown school districts. The two districts, which are under order from the State Board of Education to merge, have challenged that decision in court. Rep. Heidi Scheuermann, R-Stowe, introduced H.39, which asked for the delay in the first place.

But while Stowe and Elmore-Morristown have resisted merging, they’ve taken a noticeably different tack than the majority of school districts fighting consolidation. Stowe and Elmore-Morristown sued separately from the 33 school boards jointly challenging mergers in court. And they’ve also worked to create a merged board – as well as independent boards and independent budgets – in case the court case doesn’t go their way.