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Vermont Senate Fails to Override Veto of Bottle Bill Expansion

Posted on AllSides January 23rd, 2024
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The Vermont Senate on Tuesday failed to muster enough votes to override Gov. Phil Scott’s June veto of a bill to significantly expand the state’s bottle redemption system.Unlike their colleagues in the House of Representatives, who earlier this month easily cleared the two-thirds majority needed to override Scott’s veto, the Senate failed to find the 20 votes necessary to follow suit.The 17-13 vote means Scott’s veto stands and the state’s 5-cent per bottle redemption system will remain limited to beer, wine coolers and carbonated drinks.The bill would have added a...

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