Vermont Budget

Vermont officials held the first Public Budget Forum Tuesday evening to get citizen input on the formulation of the statewide budget.  

In the last Legislative session, Act 162 was passed requiring the state of Vermont to “develop a process for citizen participation in the development of budget goals, as well as general prioritization and evaluation of spending and revenue initiatives.” The Vermont Workers Center had advocated for the law to be passed.  Executive Director James Haslam says they sought more transparency and greater needs assessment in the budget process.