Despite losing part of his base to a rival conservative candidate, Gov. Phil Scott on Tuesday won the Republican gubernatorial primary and now must face Christine Hallquist, a liberal Democrat and the nation’s first transgender major-party nominee for governor.
With the 2018 primaries in the final stretch, GOP leaders say they have their eye on how Republican Gov. Phil Scott is going to perform after having sided with the left on gun control and other issues during his first term.
We have taken many positive and measurable steps forward in just 19 months, and we’re on the right track. But we still have much more work ahead.
House lawmakers on Tuesday voted 90-51 on the governor’s second budget veto, falling short of an override and giving state leaders a week and a half to find an agreement or face a government shutdown.
Gov. Phil Scott yet again vetoed the state budget, leaving just about two weeks left before there could be a government shutdown if no deal is reached.
By using Game Theory, we can predict that any compromise will fall in line more with what Gov. Phil Scott wants and less with what Democratic leadership has proposed, helping Vermont avoid a government shutdown. Scott has the self-interest and the leverage to stand firm for stable taxes.
Another budget was passed by the General Assembly last week and is on its way to the governor’s desk, but it’s most likely destined for another veto unless lawmakers quickly find acceptable compromises.
On Memorial Day, a throng of Vermont veterans, lawmakers and families gathered with Gov. Phil Scott at Swanton Village Bridge to officially rename it the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge.
The special session regarding an anticipated budget veto by Gov. Phil Scott began Wednesday at the Statehouse, and Democrats, Republicans and the administration put competing proposals forward in what could be a lengthy negotiations battle.
Gov. Phil Scott on Tuesday vetoed bills for a $15 minimum wage and mandatory paid family leave, citing campaign promises not to raise costs on residents and businesses.
“I understand I may lose support over the decision to sign these bills today. Those are consequences I’m prepared to live with.”