A Vermont House committee has declined to endorse two city charter changes approved by Rutland voters.
One would have required city employees to pay 20 percent of their health insurance costs. Voters also wanted to limit their elected officials to ten years in office.
The House Government Operations Committee turned down both, citing concerns about the constitutionality of term limits. The committee also questioned whether requiring employees to pay 20 percent of their health care would violate state and federal labor laws.