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Scott Touts Bipartisanship in Second Inaugural Address

He also said he doesn't plan to add more taxes.

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Madelaine Pisani
Jan. 11, 2019, 10:27 a.m.

Gov. Phil Scott (R) “says he would solve Vermont's problem of insufficient revenue not by adding more taxes, but by finding ‘more taxpayers.’"

"He said Vermont's current revenues are not enough to support its needs or long-term obligations such as pension debt.” In his second inaugural address on Thursday “he would again propose a program to convince people to move to Vermont, along with funding and unspecified ‘reforms’ to help expand broadband internet access. … The governor asked for the cooperation of the Democratic-controlled Legislature in achieving these goals.” Scott: “We must look for common ground instead of highlighting or exploiting our differences, view consensus and compromise not as a weakness, but as a strength.” (Burlington Free Press)

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