On Town Meeting Day voters in several towns drafted resolutions to change parts of their charters. Burlington passed a repeal of the city’s Instant Runoff Voting system, Stowe voted in favor of eliminating the position of town auditors, and Rutland voters began requiring city employees to pay 20 percent of their health insurance. But all of these changes require the approval of the Legislature.
Several, including Burlington’s have already passed in the House. Today the House Government Operations Committee will hold a meeting on Rutland’s charter change.
Representative Donna Sweaney is the chair of that committee. She says typically charter changes get legislative approval.
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