A $180 million budget deficit is just one big item on the Legislature’s agenda. Also up: commercial pot, Global Warming Solutions Act, Act 250, and police reform.
"In a recent interview, House Speaker Mitzi Johnson, D-South Hero, said lawmakers are under pressure to take immediate action on police reforms, but they’re also hearing calls from racial justice advocates to slow down so policymakers can hear more feedback from communities of color. “We are hearing the simultaneous calls for ‘reform now,’ and ‘please, please, please put aside your assumptions and your privilege and your bias and listen — sit, absorb and listen,’” Johnson said.."
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