MONTPELIER, Vt. — Republican Gov. Phil Scott says he's going to veto a series of bills passed by the Democratically controlled Legislature, including the budget.
Scott has called the Legislature back for a special session on May 23. He said Wednesday he hopes to find a compromise with legislators on the state budget and property tax bills.
The budget passed both the House and Senate with support from the three major parties, but Scott said it violates his promise to avoid any new taxes.
Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe, a Democrat and Progressive, said the practice of vetoing the budget is "bad governance" and that he hopes the governor changes his mind and signs the bill.