The Democratic-controlled Vermont Legislature returned to the Statehouse on Tuesday to try to override a number of Republican Gov. Phil Scott’s vetoes, including his rejection of the state budget bill and key social programs that lawmakers passed. The Legislature, which adjourned last month, passed bills to expand child care, subsidize free school meals for all public school students and fight climate change, among other things. Scott has said while he shares many of the goals of the Legislature, he believes it was spending too much money. Legislative leaders have vowed to overturn his veto of a bill that would have expanded child care subsidies for some families, which Scott said he objected to because of the payroll tax to partially pay for it.
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