Governor Vetoes Legislature’s Balanced Budget That Contains No Tax Increases

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June 6, 2017

June 6, 2017

 

Governor Scott made good today on his threat to veto the budget submitted to him by lawmakers, despite the budget being balanced and containing no new taxes (both demands Governor Scott made of lawmakers, and they obliged).

Why still a veto then? Governor Scott is steadfastly refusing to budge from his position that Vermont teachers must give up their collective bargaining rights with respect to their health care benefits. To help explain his logic, Scott continues to insist that the move would somehow save taxpayers $26 million, but how Scott and his team arrived at this number remains unknown. Scott has also not publicly addressed the myriad of legal issues with his proposal that were highlighted in the press weeks ago.

It appears Governor Scott is prepared to hold Vermont’s
nearly unanimously passed budget (1 vote against) hostage just so he and his team can score political points at the expense of Vermont teachers. As some would say, "Sad."

Read The Free Press Story Here.

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Bellows Falls
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