When last week's attempted override of Gov Phil Scott's paid family leave veto failed, House Democratic leaders blamed a rank and filer for going back on a promise. In return they were accused of mismanaging the effort to pass the bill. Shades of Iowa - a bad week for Democratic state leaders.
"I believe a trust was broken,” said bill sponsor Rep. Robin Scheu (D-Middlebury), though she said she wasn’t directly involved the vote-counting conversations. Rep. Tom Stevens (D-Waterbury) said a House member had “reneged” on a “hard, stated commitment” to support the override.
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