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March 25, 2013

Gov. Schumlin's Statement Following House Ways and Means Vote on Tax Package

I know that the House is working hard on the FY14 budget, and while I appreciate that they support funding many of my priorities, I disagree strongly with the manner in which the Ways and Means Committee has chosen to raise revenue. I have repeatedly opposed increases to income, meals, and sales taxes, and yet this proposal hits all three. Rather than reallocating existing funds more efficiently to achieve better outcomes as my budget recommends, the committee proposal increases Vermont's already high tax burden. Luckily, we are only part way through this legislative session and I look forward to working with the legislature to ensure that we end up with a responsible budget acceptable to all of us.

Source: Office of the Governor
Last Updated at: March 25, 2013 08:29:38
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