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Governor Scott’s Austere Budget Proposal Threatens Future of Vermont

Scott’s budget address targets Vermont’s public education system, healthcare services, and programs supporting the most vulnerable Vermonters

January 24, 2017

 

Montpelier, VT  Today, Phil Scott attempted to answer the question he repeatedly dodged on the campaign trail: what areas he deemed worthwhile to underfund for the sake of a level budget. His answer? Vermont’s public education system.

 

“In an attempt to achieve a campaign promise, Governor Scott has chosen to find “efficiencies” in an area at the foundation of our state, Vermont public education,” said Christina Amestoy, VDP spokesperson. “While a vision that supports our children from early education through higher ed is what we all strive for, it cannot come at the cost of our local communities ability to invest in K-12 students. For a governor who ran on the promise of attracting young families to Vermont, gutting our public education system seems counterintuitive.”

 

“In addition, Scott has chosen to target the Agency of Human Services and set Vermont’s health care system in his crosshairs,” added Amestoy. “This comes after Scott had already stated support for Speaker Ryan’s proposal to push block grants for Medicaid, a far-right plan that would cost 53,000 Vermonters their coverage.”

 

“Vermonters deserve a state that continues to support them and we are heartened by some of the proposals stated by Governor Scott today. However we also recognize that these must be funded in a way that protects the vital areas, like public education, already in place.We cannot have a budget balanced on the backs of our students and educators through a top-down mandate.”

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Phil Scott’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

With position flips, fact checks, and unfortunate allies, the final week of the campaign has not been good for Phil Scott

November 4, 2016

 

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Shot/Chaser: Phil Scott’s “High Road” Tour Takes a Sharp Detour

November 4, 2016

 

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Before Final Debate, Democrats Call on Phil Scott to Finally Address his “Half-Baked” Economic Plans

Dems deliver Ben & Jerry’s “Half Baked” Ice Cream To Scott’s Campaign To Encourage Them To Answer Key Questions

November 3, 2016

 

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Right To Life Rushes To Defense of Their Recommended Candidate Phil Scott

Will Scott answer for Vermont Right to Life support in tonight’s final debate?

November 3, 2016

 

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Debate Bingo: Play Along as Phil Scott Brings National Republican Agenda to Vermont

Use VDP Debate Night Bingo Card to #PhilinTheBlanks while Phil Scott pushes his out-of-step agenda in final debate

November 3, 2016

 

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ICYMI: VT Digger Debunks Trump/Scott “Penny Plan”

October 28, 2016

 

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While Scott Joins National Attacks, Minter Stands By Planned Parenthood

Sue Minter: “We need a governor in Vermont who will stand up for a woman's right to choose without exception.”

October 28, 2016

 

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Watch:  Leahy supports Minter as a leader who delivers for Vermont

Senator Leahy Highlight's Minter's Work after Irene

October 27, 2016

 

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Phil Scott’s Planned Parenthood Attacks Backfire in VT-Gov

October 27, 2016

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