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Gov. Scott fields questions on health care and global warming

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Posted on March 21, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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GOV. PHIL SCOTT fielded questions on health care, climate change, drug policy and the environment from an audience of almost 80 people at the American Legion Post 27 in Middlebury on Monday morning (photo by Benjy Renton). Below, Mount Abraham Union High School senior Cora Funke at Monday’s breakfast listens to Gov. Scott answer her question about a proposed law that would prohibit some plastic and Styrofoam. Independent photo/John S. McCright

MIDDLEBURY — Republican Gov. Phil Scott on Monday morning at American Legion Post 27 told a crowd of almost 80 residents, students and lawmakers why his proposed 2019-2020 budget would boost Vermont, with an emphasis on limiting increases to fees and taxes while growing the economy and the state’s population.

Afterward Scott fielded questions about issues, notably climate change and health care, and repeatedly stated preferences for incentives over what he called potentially costly mandates.

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