How a governor of Vermont, having been fully informed, whose sworn duty it is to protect the citizens, could flout federal law that makes possession illegal, and put citizens and their children at risk to be injured and die as a result, is incomprehensible.
Let the governor take credit for this: For the second consecutive year he has proposed a budget that does not raise a single tax or fee, and his proposed General Fund spending exceeds this year’s by only $82 million.
The federal government shut down early Saturday morning on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, a turbulent end to his first year as president, but something he called “a nice present” from Democrats.
Memorable lines from the governor’s second address to the state suggest that he will once again oppose increases in taxes, fees and spending while promoting skilled jobs and affordable housing.
While House lawmakers occupied themselves with marijuana legalization this week, Gov. Phil Scott stayed true to familiar campaign themes, pledging to address a hole in the education budget while keeping up the fight against opioids.
“Vermonters still cannot afford higher taxes or fees. And I, along with my administration and members of the legislature, stand ready to prevent taxes and fees from increasing again this year. And, just so I’m clear, that includes statewide property tax rates.”
The bold, new education and workforce development program has a goal of arming 70 percent of Vermont’s population with either trade or higher education credentials by the year 2025.
At a Republican-led forum earlier this month, the chair of the Bennington County GOP said Vermont Gov. Phil Scott blundered by not supporting President Donald Trump.
In this episode of Vote for Vermont, co-hosts Pat McDonald and Ben Kinsley interview Gov. Phil Scott about the progress he has made in fulfilling his campaign promises.
In the aftermath of last week’s violence in Charlottesville, Va., Vermont Republicans are distancing themselves from “Unite the Right” white supremacist groups as well as from violent leftist groups.
The governor is appointing the new Vermont Climate Action Commission to fight climate change while simultaneously attempting to stimulate the economy.