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

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.

Vermont Business Magazine

"Vermont is fortunate to have a strong tourism brand, but without increased investment this important economic and employment sector is in danger of falling behind the competition," said Representative Heidi Scheuermann (R-Stowe). "Increased funding would allow the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing to bolster the Vermont brand toward reversing the recent downtrend in visitor spending."