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Scott weighs in on Vt. school budget defeats

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

It was a bad year for school budgets in Vermont.

This Town Meeting Day voters shot down school budgets across Vermont, including spending plans in larger areas like Burlington, Montpelier, Colchester and Rutland. Of the 253 budgets voted on, 35 were defeated. That's the highest number rejected in more than a decade.

It seems voters were sending a message to school boards and Montpelier that school budgets and property taxes are too high.

Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, R-Vermont, appeared on the Channel 3 News at 6 p.m. to share his thoughts on the spree of school budget defeats and possible changes in the education funding system. Watch the video for more.

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