At a press conference last week, VT governor Peter Shumlin urged lawmakers to find budget cuts elsewhere and leave the state's charitable deduction alone.
"Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is not happy with a tax plan in the Vermont Legislature he says will limit charitable giving. He spoke out against the plan, currently under compromise negotiations, at a news conference Wednesday morning. He favors cutting more from the budget.... The plan Shumlin opposes is a cap on all tax deductions, including charitable deductions, mortgage interest deductions and others." -- Joe Gullo and Steph Machado, MyChamplainValley.com