Vermont's Fiscal Future Depends on November
Phil Scott and Sue Minter offer competing visions of how to make Vermont more affordable as the gubernatorial campaign heads into the final weeks.
Scott, the Republican nominee, has a plan for a business-friendly state. He's vowed to reign in state spending, while promising to make government more efficient.
Democratic Minter also says affordability is a priority, but has put forward sweeping proposals for benefiting Vermonters, from tuition-free college to improving the state's aging water infrastructure.
Scott has made the economy and capping increases in state spending a central part of his campaign. He's vowed to veto any budget that grows faster than the state's economy, but has failed to offer a specific vision of what he would be willing to cut other than Medicaid administrative costs.