Gov. Scott discusses first 10 months in office

During his 2016 campaign for governor, Phil Scott pledged to grow Vermont’s economy, make the state more affordable, protect the most vulnerable and improve government operations and services.

Now 10 months into his administration, how is Vermont’s new Republican governor performing?

In this episode of Vote for Vermont, co-hosts Pat McDonald and Ben Kinsley interview Gov. Phil Scott about the progress he has made in fulfilling his campaign promises.

Scott says important work is being done by his Government Modernization and Efficiency Team and the Governor’s Opioid Coordination Council. Other accomplishments include $50 million to advance clean water infrastructure and a budget that doesn’t raise taxes or fees.

However, Scott cites some troubling numbers for the state: six people leave the workforce every day, Vermont schools have three fewer students each day, and one baby is born addicted every day. The governor said his administration is working hard to address these trends.

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