In Vermont Legislature, money fights dominate

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MONTPELIER (AP) - Vermont lawmakers are gearing up for what leaders hope will be the last two days of their 2014 session, with fights still looming over money and other issues.

Among issues still in dispute is a tax package that will determine how much of an increase Vermonters will see in their statewide school property tax.

The outcome there is expected to help lawmakers to get an agreement on the fiscal 2015 state budget.

Also still up in the air is whether and how strongly the Legislature will call for consolidating Vermont school districts. On that front, both the House and Senate appear ready to call for a series of meetings around the state to gauge public sentiment.


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