Today in Montpelier, the Douglas administration released a list of $28 million in budget cuts to the Legislature's Joint Fiscal Committee. The cuts are based on how much the economists expected revenues coming into the state to shrink.
The cuts come in bits and pieces all over state government. They include $6.8 million left over from last year and $7 million in labor savings that means we'll have another dance between the union and the administration over contract concessions and if not those, then layoffs. A $565,000 cut to the Legislature would mean a shorter 2010 session.
The Joint Fiscal Committee did not vote on the plan, but has 21 days to do so.
You can read more about it in Thursday's Free Press.
- Terri Hallenbeck
Labels: politics, state budget cuts, Vermont Legisalture