Political analyst Eric Davis, Secretary Neale Lunderville and Senator Susan Bartlett join VPR’s Jane Lindholm to discuss the ramifications of yesterday’s override of Governor Jim Douglas’s budget veto.
The Governor’s formal veto
yesterday sets up a showdown at the statehouse later this morning. We got in touch with Middlebury College
Political Scientist Eric Davis, and asked him if he was surprised that Douglas
put himself in the spotlight of history by vetoing the budget
Lawmakers return to Montpelier
tomorrow for a special session to work on the budget again. Governor Jim Douglas formally vetoed the budget even
though he and Democratic leaders searched for a compromise earlier in the day.
Jim Douglas appears ready to reject a state budget if it includes new taxes. Douglas says the budget that passed the House last week is unacceptable because
it contains $24 million in new taxes.