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

By Xander Landen,

Rep. Heidi Scheuermann, R-Stowe, said she had concerns about starting a new education program “without addressing the underlying problem of the education finance system.”

“Adding another program onto that without addressing that education finance system is problematic in my view, so I’m looking forward to hearing exactly what he is proposing,” she said after the governor’s State of the State address. 

By Anne Wallace Allen,

Scheuermann who hails from one of the state’s biggest tourism centers — Stowe — is a leader in that contest. She rallied lawmakers who have an interest in tourism last year and found so many with similar interests that she decided to create the tourism caucus. The group had its first meeting Wednesday.  Other founding members include Reps. Kathleen James, D-Manchester; Laura Sibilia, I-Dover; Kelly Pajala, I-Londonderry; Jim Harrison, R-Chittenden; John Killacky, D-South Burlington; and Charles Kimbell, D-Woodstock.

Scheuermann said in order to be heard at budget time, tourism needs a loud and focused voice. That’s what she hopes to create with the caucus. The industry is competing for lawmakers’ attention with other compelling matters like climate change and health care, she said.

“Last year I thought it would be good if we actually put faces to names and brought people to the Statehouse to share with the legislators how important the industry is to them, both employees and their families,” she said.

By Xander Landen and Kit Norton,

Rep. Heidi Scheuermann, R-Stowe, said she is in favor of moving forward on climate action policy as long as it does not disproportionately affect low-income Vermonters.

"Putting the burden of climate change on working rural Vermonters is, in my view, really problematic," Scheuermann said.