Scott defends decision to not make reopening discussions public

Published: May. 7, 2020 at 4:32 AM EDT
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As Vermont state officials develop plans to reopen the economy, some are questioning whether the process is transparent enough.

As different sectors of the economy reopen or prepare to reopen, we have heard from some who questioned why the discussions weren't happening publicly so that Vermonters could weigh in.

In New Hampshire, the Governor's Economic Re-Opening Task Force meetings are public and minutes are posted.

Gov. Phil Scott says while they're doing things differently than the Granite State when it comes to how the money is spent, Vermont lawmakers will be involved.

"I think what we did was right. I think what we're doing right now is appropriate. And we'll continue to do so. And when we get into the economic packages, we'll be debating those with the Legislature. As opposed to what I believe will happen in New Hampshire," said Scott, R-Vermont.

He also said there are many voices from the industries represented in the discussions.

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