- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont Lt. Gov. Phil Scott has cast a rare tie-breaking vote in the Senate against a measure making it easier for the state Health Department to restrict the sale of children’s products containing chemicals deemed toxic.

Vermont passed a law last year allowing the Health Department to restrict the sale of children’s products containing toxic chemicals based on recommendations from a special working group to the commissioner.

The new measure up for debate Thursday, opposed by industry, would have enabled the health commissioner to act after consultation with the working group, but without its recommendation.

After the Senate tied on a motion to delete the new language, Scott broke the tie in favor of doing so.

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