Scott calls Vermont lawmakers back for special session

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont Gov. Phil Scott says he's calling lawmakers back to work. He's making the case that a special session next week will prevent a property tax increase.

The governor sent legislative leaders a letter Tuesday telling them the session will start Wednesday.

Scott says he wants lawmakers to prevent a $33 million property tax increase, fully fund school budgets approved in March, stabilize property taxes and improve the efficiency of the state's education system. He says he believes the Legislature is close to an agreement and hopes to wrap up the session by Friday.