Governor requests aid for Ukraine — $1 for each Vermonter

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has requested that the Legislature appropriate one dollar for every Vermonter in humanitarian aid to support the people of Ukraine.

The Republican governor issued an executive order Thursday that also directs state officials to review all contracts for the purchase of Russian-sourced goods and goods produced by Russian entities and "immediately cease purchases and terminate contracts" for them.

Scott says he knows there’s nothing his state of less than 650,000 people can do to change the outcome of what happens. But he says it’s important to do something to show its support for Ukraine in its time of need.