18 Oct, 2020 03:45 am

Vt. House candidates in Newbury, Bradford areas split on pandemic recovery

Vt. House candidates in Newbury, Bradford areas split on pandemic recovery
BRADFORD, Vt. — The Republicans running for the Vermont House representing towns in the Bradford and Newbury area say they want to curb government spending to boost the economy, particularly in light of the impacts of COVID-19, while the Democrats say...

Joe Parsons (Courtesy photograph) Kelsey Root-Winchester (Courtesy photograph) Sarah Copeland Hanzas (Courtesy photograph) Zachary Lang (Courtesy photograph) By NORA DOYLE-BURR Valley News Staff Writer Published: 10/17/2020 9:39:58 PM Modified: 10/17/2020 9:39:55 PM BRADFORD, Vt.Sarah Copeland Hanzas, D-Bradford, faces a challenge from Bradford Republican Zachary Michael Lang in the Orange 2 district representing Bradford, Fairlee and West Fairlee.Incumbent Democrat Copeland Hanzas, who has held the seat since 2005, sponsored the paid family leave bill Scott vetoed.” The 50-year-old Copeland Hanzas owns the Local Buzz Cafe on Main Street in Bradford, is chairwoman of the House Government Operations Committee and serves on the executive committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Copeland Hanzas and Lang also differ in their views on how best to mitigate the effects of climate change and boost the economy.Lang opposes the recently enacted Global Warming Solutions Act, which Copeland Hanzas co-sponsored, in part because he dislikes the role that appointed officials will have in recommending ways to address carbon emissions.

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