Legislature to break for at least a week due to Covid-19 - Seven Days

To give the State House a good cleaning and the Legislature an opportunity to assess how to go forward at this time of coronavirus, House leaders chose to recess the Legislature this coming week.

"Following Friday's session, the legislature expects to adjourn until Tuesday, March 24. The Senate approved the decision on a voice vote early Friday afternoon, and the House was expected to follow suit later in the day. At a meeting of the Joint Rules Committee on Friday morning, legislative leaders considered taking a longer, two-week break to more closely align with the presumed incubation period of the virus, which has sickened at least two Vermonters and is expected to infect many more. But the eight-member, bipartisan panel opted for the shorter span after agreeing they could easily extend the break if necessary."

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  • Patrick Finnie
    commented 2020-03-15 19:23:52 -0400
    They may not be there, but I’ll bet more real work gets done this week than gets done during any week that they are in session.