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Disagreements Complicate When Vermont Legislative Session May End

Looking up at the golden dome of the Vermont Statehouse on a cloudy day.
Angela Evancie
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VPR File
What was supposed to be the final week of the 2018 legislative session is looking more and more like a mere run-up to the lawmaking equivalent of overtime.

Money for the session runs out on Saturday, but adjournment looks very uncertain because there are a number of major disputes looming between Republican Gov. Phil Scott and Democratic leaders at the Vermont Statehouse.

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School funding is a large issue still on the table as the 2018 legislative session winds down.

We break down that disagreement, talk about the possibility of compromise, plus take a look at the difference between a special session and a veto session.

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Listen to the conversation between VPR's Bob Kinzel and Mitch Wertlieb above.

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