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As promised, Vermont governor vetoes state budget

As promised, Vermont governor vetoes state budget

June 07, 2017 05:02 AM

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - As promised, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has vetoed the state budget and a property tax bill as part of what he says is a broader effort to save money on a statewide health plan for all school employees.

The Burlington Free Press (http://bfpne.ws/2s12J2P ) reports that Scott said the Legislature had failed his standard of "making Vermont more affordable in every way we can."

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Scott issued the vetoes Tuesday as part of his push to set up a statewide health plan for all school employees. He says such a move would help save $26 million a year after new lower-cost health plans take effect in January.

Democratic and Progressive lawmakers tried, but failed to reach a compromise.

What's expected to be a two-day veto-session is set for June 21.

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Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com

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