The impact of Vermont’s
revenue shortfall became very real this afternoon.
That’s when a list of nearly $40 million in budget
cuts was presented to key lawmakers and the Douglas Administration. The group needs to select $25 million in
reductions from the list in the next few days.
It’s a lean budget year in Vermont. The
economy has slowed, so there’s less money coming into state government. Demand
for services – like road repairs and health care – is high. And
so are the political tensions at the Statehouse.