Republican Phil Scott on workforce, affordability & seeking a 4th term as governor
Republican Phil Scott is seeking another two-year term as Vermont's governor. This hour, host Connor Cyrus speaks with the incumbent about running for re-election, and what his goals and policies would be around housing, workforce and more in a potential fourth term.
Scott said he would try to make Vermont more affordable in another term by incentivizing more businesses to move here and provide well-paying jobs.
"We also need to look outside of the growth center of Chittenden County because we have 13 other counties who are struggling," he told Vermont Edition's Connor Cyrus.
"We have many, many opportunities there, that's why we are focusing on downtown revitalization.," he added.
Scott said the pandemic slowed down economic activity, and he hopes federal COVID aid will also help increase affordability across Vermont.
Listen to the full interview to hear Gov. Scott discuss his approach to climate change, electric vehicles, Act 250 land use reform, and more.
Broadcast live at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.