Deane Chandler Davis, Vermont Governor 1969-1973

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Title

Deane Chandler Davis, Vermont Governor 1969-1973

Description

Davis faced controversy minutes after taking the oath of office in 1969 by proposing creation of a state sales tax to help pay for the explosion in state programs enacted during the 1960s. The sales tax passed. He was reelected for a second term and in 1970, Governor Davis had one of the most successful legislative sessions enjoyed by any governor in any time. Lawmakers enacted Act 250, Vermont's pioneering law designed to control development; Act 252, an innovative water quality law; and legislation restructuring the state government into superagencies.
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Subject

Governors--Vermont--Portraits
Vermont. Governor (1969-1973 : Davis)
Davis, Deane C., 1900-1990

Identifier

VHS-A-906

Collection

Citation

“Deane Chandler Davis, Vermont Governor 1969-1973,” Digital Vermont: A Project of the Vermont Historical Society, accessed July 16, 2018, http://digitalvermont.org/items/show/1080.