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Senate Approves $7.1 Billion Vermont 2022 Budget

Vermont Senate Chamber
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Vermont Senate Chamber (file)

The Vermont Senate passed a $7.1 billion budget for fiscal year 2022 Friday afternoon.

The fiscal plan is $191 million more than the House version and $374 million more than Gov. Phil Scott’s proposed budget. It uses $478 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds.

The Senate version passed a few hours after Governor Scott expressed concerns about the budget bill. 

“I have a lot of concerns with the budget mainly around the ARPA funding and I don’t think they’re doing it right," the Republican said. 

The Vermont House will now review the Senate version of the bill.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.  Contents © copyright 2021. All rights reserved.

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