Ann Cummings

A piggy bank straddling the line of two different color backgrounds.
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Key lawmakers are questioning Gov. Phil Scott's plan to finance a $7-million increase in child care funds, saying the proposal is akin to "raiding" the state's education fund.

House Minority Leader Don Turner said he expects his Republican caucus to sustain the budget veto issued by Gov. Phil Scott last week. Democratic lawmakers are already planning to begin work on a new budget proposal, if the veto override vote fails.
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The political battle lines are taking shape in what will likely be one of the more contentious policy debates of the 2018 legislative session.

Talking Taxes

Feb 3, 2017
Golden dome of the Vermont Statehouse on a cloudy day.
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With the Legislature back in session, it's open season to discuss taxes. And there are many tax issues to talk about.

Washington County Sen. Ann Cummings has reclaimed the chairwomanship of the powerful Senate committee she lost in 2013 after trying to wrest leadership over the chamber from then-Senate President John Campbell.