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Vermont Legislature
Follow VPR's statehouse coverage, featuring Pete Hirschfeld and Bob Kinzel in our Statehouse Bureau in Montpelier.

Disagreements Complicate When Vermont Legislative Session May End

Looking up at the golden dome of the Vermont Statehouse on a cloudy day.
Angela Evancie
VPR File
What was supposed to be the final week of the 2018 legislative session is looking more and more like a mere run-up to the lawmaking equivalent of overtime.

Money for the session runs out on Saturday, but adjournment looks very uncertain because there are a number of major disputes looming between Republican Gov. Phil Scott and Democratic leaders at the Vermont Statehouse.

More from VPR — Gov. Phil Scott Unveils New Plan To Avoid Property Tax Increase, But Democrats Are Skeptical [May 1]

School funding is a large issue still on the table as the 2018 legislative session winds down.

We break down that disagreement, talk about the possibility of compromise, plus take a look at the difference between a special session and a veto session.

More from VPR — Unexpected $44 Million Windfall Won't Ease Budget Tension In Montpelier [May 7]

Listen to the conversation between VPR's Bob Kinzel and Mitch Wertlieb above.

Bob Kinzel has been covering the Vermont Statehouse since 1981 — longer than any continuously serving member of the Legislature. With his wealth of institutional knowledge, he answers your questions on our series, "Ask Bob."
A graduate of NYU with a Master's Degree in journalism, Mitch has more than 20 years experience in radio news. He got his start as news director at NYU's college station, and moved on to a news director (and part-time DJ position) for commercial radio station WMVY on Martha's Vineyard. But public radio was where Mitch wanted to be and he eventually moved on to Boston where he worked for six years in a number of different capacities at member station a Senior Producer, Editor, and fill-in co-host of the nationally distributed Here and Now. Mitch has been a guest host of the national NPR sports program "Only A Game". He's also worked as an editor and producer for international news coverage with Monitor Radio in Boston.
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