State House to bustle Thursday with hearings for flood recovery, impeachment, etc.

Scene from flood-damaged Ethan Allen Furniture factory in Orleans. Scott administration photo

By Guy Page

The last Thursday in July isn’t normally a busy day at the Vermont State House, but 2023 isn’t a normal year.

The economic development committees of the Vermont House and Senate will meet all day Thursday at the State House beginning at 9 AM to discuss flood recovery and relief. 

The meeting will take place in Room 11 off the main lobby. The agenda shows a long list of local, state and federal officials scheduled to testify, beginning at 9 AM. 

Also at 9 AM on Thursday, the Special Committee on Impeachment Inquiry is scheduled to meet at the State House (room information not available). The subject of the closed-door meeting will be the possible impeachment of Franklin County State’s Attorney John Lavoie, who allegedly had inappropriate conversations with employees. 

The impeachment committee met in open session yesterday to consider further spending for the impeachment investigation of Franklin County Sheriff John Grismore. It decided to appropriate an additional $12,000 to pay for the committee’s law firm to sue Grismore for speedier production of documents crucial to the case. 

And finally, the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules (LCAR) will meet at 10:05 AM Thursday in Room 10 (across from Room 11). The committee will review new proposed regulations, including those covering transitional housing from homelessness. 

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