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House Speaker Johnson On Education Funding, State Carbon Tax And Paid Family Leave

House Speaker Mitzi Johnson says passage of a property tax reform package is a top priority for this session
Angela Evancie
VPR file
As we head into the 2018 legislative session, House Speaker Mitzi Johnson will be looking at education funding and a possible carbon tax for Vermont.

How will Vermont control education spending? Solving that puzzle will be on House Speaker Mitzi Johnson's docket as she heads into the 2018 legislative session, especially as Gov. Phil Scott considers higher staff-to-student ratios.

Johnson joins Vermont Edition to discuss that possibility and other education funding solutions. Also, we talk about other ideas before lawmakers in the coming session, including a possible state carbon tax, a proposed minimum wage increase and paid family leave.

Join the conversation now by emailing vermontedition@vpr.net, or post your questions or comments below.

Broadcast live on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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