Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin outlined a budget plan of nearly $1.4 billion in his annual budget address to lawmakers Thursday afternoon.
Vermont’s Governor focused his fiscal plan on five areas that he said need targeted investment: Education, Welfare reform, Health Care, Transportation funding and clean energy investments.
The governor did not details how the state will pay for the state’s planned single payer system nor fill revenue gaps in the transportation fund. People driving less has been hurting state gasoline tax revenues, a major source of funding road and bridge construction and maintenance.
Audio is courtesy of VT Public Radio’s statehouse webstream.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.