Governor Phil Scott signaled he’s open to lawmakers’ ideas to solve the impasse over the state’s budget and property tax bill.
However, he says he’s yet to see the legislature come up with a plan he will sign.
Democratic leaders say they don’t want to use “one time funds” for ongoing expenses.
Governor Scott remains firm on his campaign promise of no new fees or taxes for Vermonters, especially when he says the state is in a surplus.
“From my perspective, it seems pretty simple.” We’re bringing in 160 million dollars more of revenue, we didn’t have a shortfall this year, we had a surplus.” Said Governor Scott. “Why do we have to raise taxes on Vermonters? It’s just a knee jerk reaction.”
The full legislature is due back at the Statehouse next week.
They have until July 1 to reach a deal.