Vt. House passes
$5.2B budget plan
MONTPELIER — The Vermont House has approved a $5.2 billion budget plan recommended by the Democratic majority of the House Appropriations Committee.
Friday’s 91-49 vote giving the budget final House approval broke largely along party lines.
Rep. Martha Heath, chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, said the budget is “about hope and moving our state forward.”
The spending plan will now be considered by the Senate.
Republican Rep. Don Turner said GOP House members will work with the Senate to try to get some of their ideas incorporated into the Senate’s budget.
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