State must now pay bill for lockdown - WCAX

The State of Vermont is $270 million in the red as the Legislature tries to assemble a nine-month budget for October - June. It faces two huge uncertainties: 1) will the pandemic get worse? And 2) will the federal government bail out the Legislature?

""We basically put the economy in a medically induced coma while we dealt with the public health issues and now what we're trying to do we're going through the process of now of balancing the further public health measures that are needed with reopening the economy and trying to limit the permanent damage," Carr said.."

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