The state workers union is calling on Gov. Peter Shumlin to raise an additional $30 million in revenues next year. And other groups are joining the union's push for tax increases on the wealthy.
Vermont has a serious budget problem. There’s a $112 million gap between the cost of running government next year, and the amount of revenues coming in to pay for it.
That leaves the Shumlin administration with a choice: Cut costs? Or raise revenues? And the Democratic governor has opted for some of both.