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Rep. Jim Harrison Weekly Update 2.10.20

A Bit of Suspense Last week the House failed to override the Governor’s veto of H.107, paid family leave, by just one vote. Four out of the five Independents and four Democrats joined the 43 Republicans in supporting Scott’s veto, primarily, but not exclusively, because of the new $29 million payroll tax on employees. Virtually Read More…

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Rep. Jim Harrison Weekly Update

Veto Override Votes May be Coming First a recap of last week: Governor Scott gave his budget address on Tuesday, outlining his administration’s spending priorities for the coming year. No new taxes or fees were proposed to fund the state budget, although an expansion of gambling revenues (sports betting and keno) were included to help Read More…

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Rep Jim Harrison’s Weekly Update 5/20/19

Not quite finished. The Vermont legislature will need a few more days to finish its work for the 2019 session. Hope for adjournment this past weekend were dashed when a number of controversial issues occupied extended debate time on the House floor and differences between the House and Senate on several key issues were still Read More…