Governor Phil Scott’s Leadership Reduces Property Tax Rates for all Vermonters
Vermont Republicans remain committed to making Vermont more affordable
Montpelier, VT - In response to the budget agreement, Jeff Bartley, Executive Director of the Vermont Republican Party issued the following statement:
“Without Governor Scott’s leadership and laser focus on making Vermont more affordable for all Vermonters, the Democrats would have happily stayed with the status quo and continued to ignore the struggle of hard-working Vermonters.
“Thanks to the Governor, this new budget will reduce property taxes on residential taxpayers and keep rates level for non-residential payers; something that would not have been achieved if the Governor hadn’t vetoed the budget. Governor Scott kept his promise to stand up for everyday Vermonters.
“This agreement achieves something we haven’t seen in years - true fiscal responsibility in Montpelier - thanks to Governor Scott’s leadership. The Governor and Vermont Republicans have changed the trajectory of our state. Two months ago the Democrats were not even acknowledging there were health care savings, now, we have a budget that will save up to $13 million over the next two years and a framework for significant long-term savings. Vermont Republicans will remain diligent and will not waiver until Vermont is more affordable, its economy is thriving, and Montpelier begins to live within its means.”