MONTPELIER - Vermont lawmakers had hoped to adjourn Saturday, but Democratic House Speaker Mitzi Johnson tweeted the House would go into recess Friday and resume Wednesday.
One issue still undecided is the legalization of marijuana. In the waning days of the legislative session, Vermont’s efforts to legalize marijuana appeared to have stalled. But Friday afternoon, one day before legislative leaders had planned to adjourn, the Senate approved a marijuana legalization bill that they say serves as a compromise.
It’s unclear when the House will take up the marijuana legislation.
House and Senate budget writers are also haggling over how to fund teachers’ retirement, and hanging over every lawmaker’s head is the possibility of a veto.
Republicans and Democrats are split over how to realize up to $26 million in savings due to new, cheaper health care plans for teachers mandated under the federal Affordable Care Act.