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Administration Officials Offer Their Take On The Budget Battle As Shutdown Looms

Tax Commissioner Kaj Samsom, center, said in an email to employees Monday that their "anxiety" and "stress" over the prospect of a government shutdown is unncessary.
Peter Hirschfeld
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Finance Commissioner Adam Greshin, Tax Commissioner Kaj Samsom and acting Education Secretary Heather Bouchey pitched Gov. Scott's education plan in May. Today, we're talking about the continuing budget standoff in Montpelier.

The disagreement between Gov. Phil Scott and legislative leaders over using one-time surplus money to stabilize property tax rates is now in its fourth week. And Gov. Scott has vetoed the latest budget from lawmakers. We're hearing from administration officials on their take on the standoff.

We're joined by Adam Greshin, commissioner of finance; and by Kaj Samsom, commissioner of the department of taxes.

Broadcast Friday, June 15, 2018 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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