The dangers of extending COVID-era meeting laws

Right now the Vermont Legislature is considering extending the pandemic-driven laws that allow for virtual government meetings and Australian ballots. There are some who would like to make it permanent. 
We think that’s a bad idea. 
While we understand the desire to keep the virtual meetings, the idea of making regular government meetings and Town Meetings virtual-only events will destroy the very thing that makes local politics in Vermont special: direct citizen access and input. 

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