This year Senator Bill Doyle
tabulated almost 14,000 surveys from all parts of the state, and by a margin of
56 to 33 percent, those responding to the survey said they didn’t want to
increase the gas tax to pay for road and bridge repairs.
Legislation that increases state spending by roughly 5 percent was approved by the House last night. The
bill sets up a major disagreement with Governor Peter Shumlin over the funding
of child care programs.
Senate has rejected legislation that would have given local towns more clout in
the state review of energy projects that are proposed for their communities. Instead, lawmakers backed an
effort that calls for a statewide study of the impact of the projects in the