Vermont House Reconvenes To Consider Veto Override

Jun 18, 2018

The Vermont House is expected to  vote on Tuesday whether they will override Republican Governor Phil Scott's veto of the second budget bill.

The Democratic majority in the House will need Republican support to reach the necessary two-thirds majority. If passed, it would then move on to the Senate, where Democrats have the necessary votes.

Over the weekend Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman, a Progressive and Democrat, asked constituents to contact lawmakers and urge them to vote in favor of the override. The Vermont State Employees Association also asked members to lobby legislators.

If the override vote fails the House will need to craft a third budget bill, but to pass one before July 1, Republicans must support suspending the rules. If that fails to happen the state faces a possible government shutdown.

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