Several committees of the Vermont Senate have approved the appointment of commissioners in the new Douglas administration.
The Agriculture Committee unanimously endorsed the nomination of Steve Kerr as agriculture commissioner. The Government Operations Committee gave its unanimous approval to Cynthia LaWare for the Personnel Department. And former Senator John Crowley was unanimously approved by the Finance Committee for commissioner of the Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration.
All three of the committees’ recommendations need to be approved by the full Senate.