Vermont Dems Rip GOP Over School Lunches

Feb 7, 2013

Credit Lance Cheung / U.S. Department of Agriculture

Vermont Democrats are firing barbs at Republican leaders in the state House after GOP members of a House committee voted against a proposal to provide free school lunches for low-income students.

House Minority Leader Don Turner was among Republican members of the House Education Committee who voted against the free-lunch proposal in Governor Peter Shumlin's budget.

Turner says he wanted to vote up or down on several Shumlin education proposals as a package, so there would be a better understanding of their cost.

Democratic Chairman Jake Perkinson says providing free school lunches to low-income children should be a no-brainer.

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