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Taking On Taxes

Toby Talbot
A number of different taxes are being consider by the Legislature this session.

Governor Shumlin's plan to impose a payroll tax on all businesses to boost Medicaid reimbursement rates is getting a very lukewarm reception at the Statehouse. There's also been talk of other potential revenue sources like changes in the income tax, the gas tax and the rooms and meals tax.
We talk with House Ways and Means Chairwoman Janet Ancel and Senate Finance Chairman Tim Ashe about the outlook for these taxes.

Post your questions or comments here or email them to vermontedition@vpr.net.

Also on the program, political analyst Eric Davis of Middlebury College provides an update on Senator Bernie Sanders' presidential aspirations.

Broadcast live on Fri., Feb. 27, 2015, at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.