A tripartisan group of Vermont lawmakers is calling for an end to taxes on military retirement pay. Exempting taxes on military retirees has been a big priority for Republicans in the Statehouse and Gov. Phil Scott. They say it’s a way to honor their service and to help grow the workforce. Nationally, veterans retire between the ages of 35 and 50. Supporters say nixing the pension tax would keep a skilled workforce in Vermont. The measure passed the House last year and is now in the Senate. If enacted, the initiative would cost an estimated $3 million. Gov. Scott and Lt. Gov. Molly Gray, both support the measure. Vermont is home to some 4,000 military retirees and is one of just three states that taxes military pensions.