With Vermont facing an education fund deficit of at least $50 million, school boards and property-tax weary constituents across the state have a challenging budget season ahead.
Gov. Phil Scott and lawmakers reached agreement on a budget and teacher health care deal that makes good on the promise of fiscal restraint in Vermont.
Governor Phil Scott has vetoed H. 509 and H. 518. In combination, these bills forgo up to $13 million in savings for fiscal year 2018 and up to $26 million in annual education savings, worsening the unsustainable trajectory of continuously rising property taxes.
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Rutland area school superintendents haven’t taken an official stance on Gov. Phil Scott’s plan for a statewide health care plan for all teachers, but they say the idea offers wide-ranging benefits.
The Trump administration is getting pushback on its 2018 federal budget, and it’s coming from elected officials on both sides of the aisle. Why does Washington find the budget plan so distasteful?
President Donald Trump’s budget proposal does in fact eliminate or cut a number of climate programs. But you don’t have to scratch too far beneath the surface to realize there are legitimate justifications for doing so.
The Vermont Senate on Friday approved a plan to preserve collective bargaining and keep teacher health care negotiations local, but Gov. Phil Scott again threatened a veto, saying the plan burdens school districts and doesn’t achieve multi-year savings.
“I remain optimistic that we will get a chance to vote on this proposal again, and if we do we need the whole Franklin County delegation to be on board.”