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Vt. to hold public forum on state budget

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermonters are invited to participate in a discussion about the state budget for the fiscal year beginning next July 1.

A public forum will be held Wednesday evening via Vermont Interactive Technologies.

Each fall, the governor's administration prepares a budget to be presented to lawmakers in January. In 2012, lawmakers passed a bill calling for forums during the fall so budget writers can hear from the public.

The public can participate in the first forum from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. by going to VIT studios in Brattleboro, Johnson, Lyndonville, Middlebury, White River Junction, Williston and Montpelier.

A second forum will be held on Nov. 5 from studios in Bennington, Brattleboro, Johnson, Lyndonville, Middlebury, Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, White River Junction, Montpelier and Newport.

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