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After passing an $8 billion budget, the Vermont Legislature adjourns

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Legislature has adjourned after passing a more than $8 billion budget in a session marked by remote legislating and hundreds of millions of dollars in federal pandemic relief funds.The session came to a close Thursday evening with leaders in the Democrat-controlled legislature and Republican Gov. Phil Scott acknowledging what…

MONTPELIER (Vt.) — After passing a budget worth more than $8 Billion in a session marked with remote legislating and hundreds million dollars in federal pandemic relief funds, the Vermont Legislature has resigned. The session ended Thursday evening with the Republican Governor and leaders from the Democratic-controlled legislature. Phil Scott acknowledging what was accomplished despite tense fights over policy and spending bills, Vermont Public Radio reported.

” We will set an example and show others that politics can be put aside to achieve the results people deserve, the governor stated in his adjournment speech.

In the last weeks of session, Scott vetoed 3 bills. Democratic lawmakers and Scott had been at odds over tax policy and economic development, as well as reforms to the state’s land use law.

The spending plan includes large investments in housing and broadband. Additionally, lawmakers approved more than $90 millions for workforce development and economic development.

“You arrived energized and ready to tackle the critical issues needed to make Vermont a better place. This was Jill Krowinski, Democratic House Speaker. WCAX reported .

VPR reports that Krowinski said one of the most important legislati

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