Midway through session, lawmakers’ leaders content - but Scott isn’t - VT Digger

 Gov. Scott and some GOP legislative leaders don’t see eye-to-eye on the progress made in the first half of the legislative session.

 “I’m concerned that many are losing sight of the fact that we have some real challenges in the state that we should be focusing on more,” said Republican Gov. Phil Scott in a Feb. 27 press conference, indicating dissatisfaction with legislative consideration of his economic-development proposals. His analysis was not shared by top Republican lawmakers. Senate Minority Leader Joe Benning, R-Caledonia, sees progress on the governor’s economic agenda. “Take the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail,” Benning said. “It seems both sides and all three parties are pretty much in lockstep on that."

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