By Shawn Shouldice, Capital Connections, LLC As the Vermont General Assembly closes out this legislative session, NFIB, which represents more than a thousand small-business owners in the state, urges the legislature to consider the cumulative impact of the costly mandates being considered. These proposals will make it harder for small-business owners to grow their businesses, impact employees’ jobs, and ultimately hurt the state’s economy. At the outset of this session, Gov. Phil Scott called for a balanced budget without raising taxes and fees, and the legislature seemed to agree. But now, some lawmakers seem hell-bent on enacting bills that place huge costs on the backs of small Vermont businesses and residents. Requiring businesses to offer paid...
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Guest Opinion: Some VT Lawmakers Could Send Workers, Homeowners, and Small Businesses Fleeing