House Speaker Gaye Symington says Governor Jim Douglas’s
plan to lease the state lottery is dead. Symington says she opposes the plan because she
feels it’s a mistake for the state to rely more heavily on gambling revenue.
The Vermont Senate has sent a clear message to the Douglas
Administration: any plan to lease the state lottery to a private company must
be approved by the Legislature. Supporters of the bill say it’s also evident that most
lawmakers oppose the leasing approach.
candidate Anthony Pollina says Governor Jim Douglas’s budget plan will increase
taxes for low and middle income Vermonters and will give tax cuts to wealthier
people in the state. Pollina says his budget priorities would be very