Statement from Phil Scott’s Campaign for Governor on State Revenue Shortage

Middlesex, Vt. – In response to a report showing lower-than-expected state revenues in the first month of the new fiscal year, Phil Scott for Vermont Campaign spokeswoman Brittney Wilson issued the following statement:
“Yet again, our state’s general fund revenue is failing to meet expectations. This pattern illustrates why we cannot afford to continue a budget practice that relies on unpredictable revenue expectations and leaves Vermonters to make up the difference.
“Phil Scott is the only candidate for Governor with a plan for truth in budgeting that eliminates deficits. Phil has vowed never to approve a state budget that increases faster than the economy or your wages. He is also the only candidate for Governor with a plan to modernize state government to make it less expensive and more productive.  
“Vermonters cannot afford more of the same one-party rule that has fostered a lack of fiscal discipline and created a crisis of affordability for Vermonters.  It’s time to restore balance and leadership that listens in Montpelier.”
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