Vermont Republican Governor Phil Scott outlined a $6.1 billion fiscal plan during his budget address Thursday.
For the first time since taking office two years ago, Scott proposed $18 million in new revenue from new and increases in taxes and fees with most of the money coming from enhanced sales tax collections on internet transactions, taxing e-cigarettes and financial industry fees. “The budget I present today is balanced and spends within our means while investing in both our obligations and areas that will give us the highest return.”
The proposal represents a 2 percent spending increase over the current year.
Audio is from Vermont Public Radio’s Statehouse webstream.
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