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Vermont Guard Welcomes Its New Leader As Budget Cuts Loom
Friday, 03/01/13
By Kirk Carapezza
A week after he was elected by the Legislature, Brigadier General Steven Cray has officially been sworn in as the next leader of the Vermont National Guard.
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Facing $50M Deficit, Shumlin To Ask Lawmakers For Budget Cuts
Tuesday, 11/27/12
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Peter Shumlin says he'll ask lawmakers to close a $50 million budget shortfall by making cuts to state programs and not by raising any broad-based taxes.
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Budget Cuts Won't Hurt This Year, But 2012 Is A Concern
Tuesday, 04/19/11
By Bob Kinzel
There's good news and bad news from a special budget briefing at the Statehouse. The good news is that the recently approved $38 billion cut in this year's federal budget will not have a big impact at the state level. But the situation next year could be a lot worse.
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Progressives Push For Higher Taxes On Wealthy Vermonters
Friday, 02/25/11
By Bob Kinzel
Progressive Party leaders Rep. Chris Pearson and Sen. Anthony Pollina say tax increases on the wealthiest Vermonters would help close the state's budget deficit, as opposed to cutting the budget for Human Services programs.
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Welch Calls For New Approach To Budget Cuts
Wednesday, 02/16/11
By Bob Kinzel
Congressman Peter Welch is urging his colleagues to consider a budget reduction plan that includes changes to entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare. He says such changes are needed to truly address the nation's fiscal problems.
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Racine Defends Budget Cuts, But Open To Suggestions
Monday, 01/31/11
By Jane Lindholm
Agency Of Human Services Secretary Doug Racine talks with VPR's Jane Lindholm about how he'll manage services in the face of $44 million in budget cuts.
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Legislative Leaders Will Review Proposed Cuts Before Considering New Taxes
Friday, 01/28/11
By Bob Kinzel
Key legislative leaders say they need to conduct a thorough review of Governor Shumlin's budget proposal before they consider raising new taxes to offset some of the Governor's most drastic cuts. But they say it is likely that some of those cuts will be restored by the House and Senate Appropriations committees.
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Dartmouth Gives Details Of Budget Cuts
Monday, 02/08/10
By Steve Zind
Dartmouth College has announced a series of cuts to close a budget gap of $100 million over the next two years. Dartmouth's President said trustees and administrators have worked to minimize the impact of the cuts on the community.
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Some Lawmakers, Policy Analysts Want To Tap Rainy Day Funds
Monday, 01/18/10
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Jim Douglas will deliver his final budget address to the Legislature Tuesday afternoon. All the talk of budget cuts has prompted some lawmakers and policy advocates to say they'd rather tap into the state's rainy day funds instead.
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House Speaker Will Likely Support Program Cuts
Friday, 01/08/10
By Bob Kinzel
House Speaker Shap Smith says it's likely he'll support cuts in some programs in order to balance next year's budget, because he says it's not possible to close a $150 million dollar budget gap without reducing some services.
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State Auditor Tom Salmon
Tuesday, 08/11/09
By Jane Lindholm
Auditor Tom Salmon continues to offer budget-cutting ideas he says represent a workable compromise, but the budget debate rages on.
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