Story + video: Budget hearing “puts human face” on proposals for cuts

VT Digger

By Andrew Nemethy on February 24, 2011

The House Appropriations Committee wrapped up two days of hearings on the proposed budget for next year in sessions that took rapid-fire testimony in two-minute chunks on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning. The legislative panel is charged with writing the state budget that must address a $176 million shortfall for the next fiscal year, using the bleak fiscal blueprint issued by Gov. Peter Shumlin in January as a starting point. Shumlin has proposed $44 million in cuts to human services programs.

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