Teacher's Healthcare Holds Up Session

Montpelier, Vermont -

The battle over teacher’s healthcare is holding up progress on the state's budget.

 

On Wednesday night the Legislative Workers Caucus said it will not support a plan that goes against its core values of collective bargaining and fiscal responsibility.

 

Governor Phil Scott wants to create a statewide healthcare contract for public school teachers.

He says it could save tax payers 26-million-dollars.

 

The governor met with some lawmakers today.

 

A Caledonia county senator remained tight lipped, as she left the governor's office.

 

"There has just been a lot of attention in terms of opportunity that is occurring as the result of transition to new healthcare plans and how to do that in a smart way and informed way in this tight time frame". Said democratic senator Jane Kitchel.

 

Lawmakers still don't know when they will adjourn the 2017 session.

 

 


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