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Vermont GOP governor outlines 2019 budget

Vermont GOP governor outlines 2019 budget

January 24, 2018 05:16 AM

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Republican Vermont Gov. Phil Scott is asking state lawmakers to approve a 2019 budget that doesn't approve any new taxes or fees and encourages people to move to the Green Mountain State.
    
Scott outlined his plans in his Tuesday budget address at the Statehouse in Montpelier.
    
The 2019 budget, which takes effect July 1, calls for total state spending of almost $3.9 billion, which represents a 2.4 percent increase over the revised 2018 budget.
    
Scott says his goal is to see the economy grow, make Vermont more affordable and protect the state's most vulnerable people.
    
He's also calling for a series of measures that will encourage people to move to Vermont and create jobs.
    
Democratic leaders of the House and Senate say they're looking forward to working with the governor.

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