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Vermont House overrides two vetoes

The Democratic majority House on Tuesday voted to override Republican Gov. Phil Scott’s vetoes on House Bill 494, the state budget, and House Bill 217, a piece of legislation that would impose a payroll tax to draw funding that would be used to provide childcare.

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Gervais: Uphold the assault veto

As much as our representatives tell us that this childcare legislation is to help the struggling, working families, clearly a motivator is to divide families by indoctrinating and grooming our most impressionable children – the preschoolers.

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Scott plans to veto child care bill

The Republican governor said Tuesday during his weekly press conference that he intends to veto House Bill 217. The bill would create a system in which the state’s child care and early learning system would be propped up with funding culled through employee payroll contributions and budget allocations.

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John Klar: Vermont child care bill hurts child care

Perhaps Vermont should pay parents to stay home and care for their own children. Many of them would earn a higher wage than they earn in their out-of-home jobs, there would be no need for state regulations and oversight, and fossil fuels would be saved — the parent will stay home from work; the child not be driven to hard-to-find daycare.