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Public hearing on next year's state budget

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermonters are getting a chance to comment on the proposed budget for 2015 at a public hearing.

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is proposing a state spending plan to eliminate a $70 million budget gap. Shumlin is also setting aside money for expanded drug treatment programs.

The $1.44 billion budget the governor proposed would be a 3.56 percent spending increase over 2014 and would take effect July 1.

The public hearing at 4 p.m. Monday conducted by the House and Senate Appropriations Committees can be seen at 17 Vermont Interactive Technologies locations around the state.

Online:

vitlink.org/locations

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