MONTPELIER – Legislation that would allow Vermonters to put “Vermont Strong” license plates on the front of their vehicles is headed for the Senate floor Thursday and should pass easily.
Twenty percent of the proceeds from the sale of the license plates is slated for the Vermont Food Bank and the other 80 percent will be for victims of Irene.
Gov. Peter Shumlin chided lawmakers last week for going well below the speed limit as they move the bill through committees.
Sen. Ann Cummings, a Washington County Democrat who chairs the Senate Finance Committee, said the committee had to make sure the money would be managed properly and go where it was supposed to go.
“I think with the appropriate due diligence it's gone as quickly as it can,” Cummings said. “The governor should know by now this committee doesn't rubber stamp.”
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