Budget Reaction From Vermont Appropriations Chairs

Special thanks to VPR News, for providing us with this article, published Jan. 25, 2017, reported by Jane Lindholm and Ric Cengeri.

 

While Phil Scott was running for governor, he vowed to limit growth in the state’s budget to the growth in the underlying economy.

Vermonters have now had an opportunity to see what Gov. Scott has in mind for the state.

It includes level-funding the state’s $1.53 billion general fund without resorting to new taxes or higher fees. But it could also allow for one-time expenditures on top of the general fund budget.

Now it’s the Legislature’s turn to take what the governor has presented and craft a budget to present to Scott for his approval.

House Appropriations Committee Chair Kitty Toll and Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Jane Kitchel size up the governor’s proposed budget and discuss their priorities.

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Broadcast on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

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