MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont Democrats are firing barbs at Republican leaders in the state House after GOP members of a House committee voted against a proposal to provide free school lunches for low-income students.
House Minority Leader Don Turner was among Republican members of the House Education Committee who voted against the free-lunch proposal in Gov. Peter Shumlin's budget.
Turner says he wanted to vote up or down on several Shumlin education proposals as a package, so there would be a better understanding of their cost.
Democratic Chairman Jake Perkinson says providing free school lunches to low-income children should be a no-brainer.
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