The House Ways
and Means Committee is backing a bill that would dramatically change how Vermonters
pay for education.
The residential property tax for education would be
eliminated and replaced with a new income tax surcharge.
As VPR’s Bob Kinzel reports, the legislation faces
some major hurdles.
Senator Bernie Sanders says he’s disappointed with the
economic stimulus package that was adopted by Congress late last night because the legislation doesn’t address some of the most pressing
needs facing the country.
But Sanders says he voted for the plan because it’s
a good first step to strengthen the national economy.
VPR’s Bob Kinzel reports.