Vermont Democrats and Progressives Slow Economic Progress to Maintain Status Quo

Vermont Democrats and Progressives Slow Economic Progress to Maintain Status Quo

 

Vermont Democrats and Progressives Slow Economic Progress to Maintain Status Quo

Berlin, VT - Today, Vermont Democrats and Progressives voted against Governor Scott’s Executive Order to create a unified Department of Liquor and Lottery. This Executive Order would eliminate duplicative processes, improve accountability, realize cost savings, and unleash revenue potential for the State.

 

In response to this vote, Tim Schaffer, Communications Director for the Vermont Republican Party, issued the following statement:

“By not supporting this Executive Order, Democrats in the House, under the direction of Speaker Mitzi Johnson, rejected an order that makes government more effective, efficient and productive for taxpayers.

“Governor Scott and Vermont Republicans recognize the urgent need to address the state’s economic challenges. We remain committed to do what is best for Vermonters and will continue in our efforts to address the affordability crisis and grow Vermont’s economy.

“The Governor talks about the numbers 6-3-1 often. Every day in Vermont, there are six fewer workers in the workforce, three fewer students in our schools, and one baby born addicted to opiates. If we do not change the trajectory we're on, if we maintain Montpelier’s status quo, Vermonters will continue to suffer.

“The Vermont Democrats and Progressives’ lack of desire to change Montpelier’s outlook is the reason the affordability crisis continues. We must do better. It’s time for change.”



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