Budget Adjustment

WAMC

The Vermont House Appropriations Committee began hearings this week a mid-year budget adjustment.

Although the full Vermont Legislature does not convene until next week, the House Appropriations committee is working on a bill that would make any necessary changes to the existing state budget. Committee Chair Martha Heath says because the session begins late this year, the House speaker felt she should begin hearings early.

An additional $20 million in mental health spending is among a list of mid-year budget adjustments the administration of Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is proposing to lawmakers.