Rep. Don Turner: Vermont House Republicans Support Framework of House Appropriations FY18 Budget

Rep. Don Turner: Vermont House Republicans Support Framework of House Appropriations FY18 Budget

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Montpelier, Vt. – House Republican Leader Don Turner (R-Milton) announced today that the Vermont House Republican Caucus will support the framework of the House Appropriations Committee’s FY18 Budget. 

“Ever since Shap Smith and Peter Shumlin chose to override Gov. Douglas’ FY10 budget veto, House Republicans have been fighting for budgets that don’t raise taxes or fees, keeps spending in line with economic growth and delivers real results for the Vermont taxpayer.” Turner added. “Under the leadership and vision of Governor Phil Scott and the Republicans on House Appropriations we have achieved that.”

“We believe there is still room this year to make long-term policy changes that will allow us to make investments in educating the next generation of Vermonters, improving our business climate and increase housing for our middle class without negatively impacting vulnerable Vermonters.  We believe that delivering on this agenda of affordability and growth will lead to an economic revival for all Vermonters.”  Turner added.

Rep. Turner concluded, “The fundamental framework of not raising taxes or fees and keeping spending in line with economic growth is why we are supporting this budget.  We look forward to continuing our work with the Senate and the Governor’s office to make this budget a tool for economic development.  This is a good start.”