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Legislators point to action on housing, environment, school funding

REP. ROBIN SCHEU said at a Legislative wrap-up at Middlebury’s Ilsley Library on Monday that local school budget requests across Vermont increased by $182.2 million this year, compared to the typical $40 million to $50 million. Independent photo/Steve James

Local lawmakers on Monday listed a series of initiatives they believe will define the 2024 legislative session — including plans to address the state’s housing crisis and make Vermont better prepared to deal with major storm events — though they said it remains to be seen how many of those initiatives will survive Gov. Phil Scott’s veto pen.

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