Governor Peter Shumlin laid out his budget priorities in a speech to the Legislature yesterday.
Shumlin is trying to deal with a deficit that he says could total as much as $176 million.
So he’s proposed cutting spending by $83 million. The money would come from corrections, education and health care.
And the state’s regional mental health agencies are also slated to be hit. They’d lose a total of $4.5 million from the state.
VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb speaks with Todd Centybear, the executive director of the Howard Center, the largest regional agency in the state.
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