Scott executive orders get pushback from lawmakers

Published: Feb. 3, 2021 at 4:34 PM EST
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - A key Vermont House committee is pushing back on a public safety executive order from Governor Phil Scott.

The executive order from the governor would create a single state agency for all of Vermont’s law enforcement functions. House lawmakers say they want to drill into policy and take testimony from Vermonters instead of governing with an executive order.

“I just hope that moving forward, we can keep him at the table for what his goals are for this agency and how we can collaborate what those needs and opportunities are within it,” said Rep. Jill Krowinski, D-Burlington.

The move by the House Government Operations Committee comes a week after the Senate Natural Resources Committee rejected another Scott executive order that sought to restructure who can issue Act 250 decisions. The full Senate is expected to vote on that measure later this week.

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