- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has issued his first veto of the year.

Shumlin on Friday nixed an expansion of the board that hands out grants under clean-water legislation passed last year. He says the law needs more time to work before changes are made in the board’s membership.

The Clean Water Fund Board was created as part of Act 46 to review and decide on grant applications for projects designed to reduce water pollution in Vermont. The board was to include officials from the agencies of Administration, Agriculture, Commerce and Community Development, Natural Resources and Transportation.

This year, the House and Senate passed a bill to expand the board by adding four members - two each appointed by the House speaker and the Senate rules committee.

Shumlin vetoed that expansion.


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