Vermont Republican governor vetoes bill to expand child care subsidies

Posted on AllSides June 6th, 2023
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have expanded child care subsidies for some families, saying he objects to the payroll tax to partially pay for it. Scott wrote in his veto message to lawmakers that increasing the availability and affordability of child care has been a priority during his time as governor but said he can’t support a new tax. “Vermont already has one of the highest tax burdens in the nation. The last thing we should be doing is...

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