• Vt. House passes $5.2B budget plan
    March 30,2013

    Vt. House passes

    $5.2B budget plan

    MONTPELIER — The Vermont House has approved a $5.2 billion budget plan recommended by the Democratic majority of the House Appropriations Committee.

    Friday’s 91-49 vote giving the budget final House approval broke largely along party lines.

    Rep. Martha Heath, chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, said the budget is “about hope and moving our state forward.”

    The spending plan will now be considered by the Senate.

    Republican Rep. Don Turner said GOP House members will work with the Senate to try to get some of their ideas incorporated into the Senate’s budget.

    Gov. Peter Shumlin is supportive of the House plan, but has said he would like the Senate budget writers to figure out how to make a bigger investment in child care.

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