Vermont lawmakers to hear from public on budget
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Budget writers in both the Vermont House and Senate are inviting the public to a hearing on spending priorities for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
The House and Senate Appropriations Committees have set a public hearing for 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Vermont Interactive Television locations around the state.
Several sections of Gov. Peter Shumlin’s proposed budget already have generated debate among lawmakers and advocates for low-income Vermonters.
Among them are new limits for how long people can participate in the Reach-up welfare-to-work program, and a plan to take money from the earned income tax credit for low-income working people and put it into child care subsidies.