The Senate has advanced a tax bill that
raises about $26 million in new revenue. Business executives said they can’t afford to pay more taxes and urged
the Legislature to make more cuts to the state budget instead.
The Vermont House has given preliminary approval to
a bill that would modify how Vermont Yankee pays for decommissioning the plant.
The vote was 95 to 47. Opponents of the bill say it’s unethical and will result
in higher electric rates.