Governor Scott's Proposed Budget

The Governor's proposed budget has been described as innovative, clever or slight of hand, depending on individual perspective. The Ways and Means Committee has reviewed it from many angles, and here is what we found. Education First, Governor Scott proposed significant new education spending. Specifically, he would increase the Vermont State Colleges base appropriation by $4 million, increase UVM's base appropriation by $1 million, expand early education spending by $9.6 million and provide $1.6 million for education innovation. This spending is sorely needed. As a VSC Trustee I can attest that current state support for the state colleges is appallingly low. In fact, our state support


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Cell: (802) 384-8256

Home: (802) 785-2414

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Jim Masland and Tim Briglin were elected to represent the Windsor-Orange 2 district towns of Norwich, Sharon, Strafford, and Thetford in the Vermont House of Representatives.  Their current two-year term is for 2019-2020.


Jim Masland is serving his eleventh term in the Statehouse and is a member of the Ways & Means Committee.


Tim Briglin is serving his third term in the Statehouse and is the Chair of the Energy & Technology Committee.


You can find Jim and Tim's seats in the General Assembly by clicking here.  Their seat numbers are #82 and #93, respectively.


The Vermont State Legislature's website has a tremendous amount of information.  On the site, you will find information about all state representatives and state senators, bills and resolutions that have been introduced, hearing schedules and reports for House and Senate Committees, information about visiting the Statehouse, links to Vermont Statutes and Vermont's Constitution, and links to other branches of state government.