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Re: “Montpeculiar: Legislators at Leisure

At least Zuckerman is as self important as always.

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Posted by May52 on 05/18/2017 at 10:53 PM

Re: “As Scott Threatens Veto, Vermont Budget Faces Uncertain Future

I took this from a legislator's Facebook comment. Important things to remember about the budget:

1.) Our budget bill passed both houses with just one dissenting vote. One. Dems, Progs and Republicans all supported the budget.
2.) The Republican caucus would not have supported the budget if they'd gotten signals from the governor that it was unacceptable.
3.) The budget bill is unrelated to the current fight over teachers' health insurance and collective bargaining. It is in a separate bill.
4.) The governor has indicated he will veto our budget that passed in a landslide in both houses.
5.) Why? It could be retribution that we won't cave on the collective bargaining issue. It could be petulance. It could be he planned to veto it all along as a sign of "strength".
6.) Bottom line: nobody in the statehouse can think of a time when a budget was vetoed over issues entirely unrelated to the budget.
This is not how we do politics in Vermont. We all deserve better. We deserve thoughtful leadership that is focused on policy, not public relations.

21 likes, 33 dislikes
Posted by May52 on 05/18/2017 at 11:58 AM

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