Vermont legislators will get a two-week break, rather than the customary one week off, around Town Meeting Day in March.
The extra, unpaid week away from Montpelier is designed in part as a budget-cutting move. It’s also expected to give a bit of extra time to allow lawmakers to await word about the shape of an economic stimulus package working its way through the Congress.
Town Meeting Day is the first Tuesday in March, and the Legislature usually shuts down that week to allow lawmakers to go home, attend town meetings in their districts and check in with constituents.
This year, lawmakers will have that week at home, as well as the week following.