02.17.09

Comment On Vermont’s Stake In The Economic Recovery Package That President Obama Is Signing Tuesday In Denver

“This will soften the blows that Vermont’s economy and budget are taking as the economic crisis spreads, and it also plants the seeds for economic recovery.  The bill gives the Governor and the Legislature flexibility along with funding in dealing with the state’s budget deficit.

“Vermont had a front row seat in Congress as this bill was written, and this plan is a good match for the jobs Vermonters need today and tomorrow.  The tax reductions for working families and for businesses will help restore confidence, and these investments in our crumbling roads and bridges and in extending broadband access to rural communities will create Vermont jobs while paving the way for a stronger economic future.”

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