The IRS has now taken up the practice of seizing funds that have been involved in perfectly legal transactions on the basis of a hunch.
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.
Legislators are returning to the Statehouse for an extended two-day session Wednesday and Thursday as Gov. Phil Scott has doubled-down on his proposal to have teacher health care negotiations take place at the state level.
Vermont’s General Fund revenues for April are in, and the numbers are about $21.65 million short of the monthly target set by the Emergency Board in January.
Gov. Phil Scott wants to reshape how teacher healthcare contracts are negotiated, having them done at the state level rather than the supervisory union level. He says this initiative could save the state $26 million.