Democratic challenger David Zuckerman said incumbent Gov. Phil Scott has done well with the pandemic but that he would have done more and sooner. He also wants to raid the state’s rainy day fund and raise taxes on incomes above $250,000.
"Though this year’s budget is balanced, Vermont will have an estimated $100 million hole in the state’s 2022 budget because of the pandemic. Zuckerman says he wants to turn to Vermont’s rainy day fund which is over $200 million and would tax the richest Vermonters making over $250,00. But Scott says we will have to re-evaluate because there may be more help from Congress or Vermont’s financial picture could change. The Governor also stresses there will be no new taxes."
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