Analysis by John Walters: post-Covid-19, how will the State House work? - VT Digger

Hanging out in the crowded State House cafeteria and sitting shoulder-to-shoulder in committee rooms may be a thing of the past for at least this year. Next year - who knows?

"For now, it’s all speculation. But it’s something Statehouse denizens are thinking about. “Nobody knows for sure, but lobbying has changed forever and being a legislator has changed forever,” said Burns. “We’ve certainly had internal conversations about what it might look like,” said Dylan Zwicky, a lobbyist for Leonine Public Affairs. “We’ll try to be innovative and adaptive within the guidelines put forward while still engaging with lawmakers.” That means a heavy reliance on phone, text and email instead of the customary process of occupying strategic spots where key lawmakers are likely to pass by or trolling the cafeteria.."

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  • Patrick Finnie
    commented 2020-05-10 15:13:40 -0400
    Statehouse, work ? Statehouse, work ? I believe that is what is defined as an oxymoron !