Vt. Gov. Phil Scott vetoes 4 bills

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Published: May. 22, 2018 at 3:38 PM EDT
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Gov. Phil Scott, R-Vermont, vetoed four bills Tuesday, a day ahead of the special legislative session that will begin Wednesday.

Those bills are the paid family leave (H.196); minimum wage (S.40), which would have raised the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour; consumer justice enforcement (S.105); and a toxic chemicals bill (S.197).

WCAX News Political Reporter Neal Goswami spoke with Galen Ettlin about the bills, why the governor rejected them and what's next. Watch the video for the full interview.

And more vetoes may be on the way. The governor has signaled that he will veto both the budget and the property tax bill if they're sent to his desk in their current form.

While Governor Scott intended for the Legislature to focus solely on the budget and property tax bills during the special session, lawmakers are looking at several other "nonmoney" bills they'd like to advance.

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