Lt. Gov. Calls For More Attention To Economy

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Lt. Governor Phil Scott was among the statewide officials sworn in to new two-year terms of office on Thursday.

During remarks in the Senate following his swearing in, Scott asked lawmakers to keep in mind the economic impacts of the bills they pass.

The Republican lieutenant governor said Vermont continued to struggle to get revenues to match the need for government spending on programs.

"What I continue to hear, from all over the state, is that Vermonters are feeling frustrated, tapped out, and taxed out," Scott said. "The governor has said the same thing."

Scott said one solution is promoting more economic growth, saying that’s the way to boost revenues flowing into the state’s coffers.

Scott said a third of Vermonters ages 25 to 44 find that they must leave the state to pursue opportunities elsewhere.

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