State budget forum set for Tuesday nightStaff Writer | November 12,2012The first of two public forums occurs Tuesday night to discuss the state budget process, revenues and expenditures.
As required by state legislation, public participation is required in the development of budget goals and general prioritizing and evaluation of spending and revenue initiatives.
“We hope to engage the public in a discussion about the goals, opportunities and complexities of putting together the state budget,” said Finance and Management Commissioner Jim Reardon in a statement. “We’ll discuss revenues and expenditures and conduct a budget exercise about priorities for how state funds might be directed.”
A copy of the draft presentation is available at www.vermontpressbureau.com/.
The meetings will be held from 5:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today at various sites around Vermont, through Vermont Interactive Technologies, including Montpelier (at the Department of Labor) and Rutland (at the technical center).
Another session will take place from 4:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Monday.
For more information on Vermont Interactive Technologies, a list of all the sites, and directions, go to www.vitlink.org/.
Administration Secretary Jeb Spaulding will moderate the forums.
Reardon will begin each forum with a 15- to 20-minute presentation about funding sources, revenues and how funds are currently spent. He also will analyze budget challenges.
The public’s comments will be considered as the governor prepares his upcoming budget recommendations, which will be submitted to the General Assembly in January.
Both meetings will offer live streaming. The link will be posted on the Department of Finance and Management’s main webpage, www.finance.vermont.gov/.
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