The Vermont Legislature returned to work last week and gathered under the Golden Dome to hear Gov. Phil Scott’s State of the State address. While the return was marked by civility and decorum, priorities clashed between Democrats and Progressives on the one hand, and the Republican governor on the other.
Scott, concerned with Vermont’s stagnant economy, proposed boosting it by offering free tuition for Vermont National Guard members and removing the income tax from military pensions. Democrats and Progressives, however, pushed for smoking pot.
The contrast is captured in this week’s Statehouse Stakeout video:
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