Vermont Governor to Sign Ukraine Assistance Bill Into Law

The Governor said the bill was Vermont's way of showing support for Ukraine and its people

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott is scheduled to sign into law a bill that will donate nearly $645,000 to humanitarian assistance programs for the people of Ukraine.

Scott and other top state officials will be holding a signing ceremony on the Statehouse steps in Montpelier on Tuesday.

Earlier this month, Scott called on the Legislature to appropriate from the general fund $1 for each Vermonter. The final bill, which passed both the House and Senate in two days, includes an additional $1,749, the total amount of money collected by the Vermont Department of Liquor and Lottery from sales of Russian-sourced products between Feb. 24 and March 2.

When he asked the Legislature to appropriate the money, Scott said there is nothing a small state like Vermont can do to change the outcome of the Russian war on Ukraine, but he wanted to show support for the country and its people.

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