On the heels of the release of Governor Scott’s FY2021 budget proposal, which does not include the funding needed to sustain Vermont’s beleaguered state colleges system, Lt. Governor David Zuckerman released a statement yesterday that calls for funding the state colleges; a position VSEA shares.
Quote in statement from LG’s Campaign Manager:
“Governor Scott says he wants to protect the most vulnerable, yet he presents a budget where adequate funding of the Vermont State Colleges is absent. It is irresponsible for the Governor and his administration to put forward this budget. It reveals his lack of understanding of the drastic and negative impact that the closure of these schools would have on thousands of Vermonters and business owners in these rural communities and of the Vermont students currently attending who may find their campus closed before the end of this semester.”