Panel decides against Vermont budget cuts
MONTPELIER (AP) - The Vermont Legislature's Joint Fiscal Committee has voted to reject budget cuts being sought by Gov. Peter Shumlin.
Shumlin asked in late July for cuts averaging 4 percent from most of the state agencies. The administration proposed specific cuts on Monday, many of them targeting human service programs.
The committee voted Wednesday. It is now waiting for a response from the administration, expected in the afternoon.
Advocates and beneficiaries of those programs asked at a public hearing Tuesday that the committee takes more time in its deliberations.
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